Postdoctoral Associate in Stars

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Grant or Research Administration
Department:16060000 - LS-ASTRONOMY

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description: A Postdoctoral Research position is available in stars, including e.g. stellar physics, stellar evolution, stellar characterization, stellar populations or similar, to work with Dr. Jamie Tayar in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida. Applicants are encouraged to include plans on how they will benefit from and utilize some of the group, department, and university resources including membership in the SDSS-V and ASAS-SN collaborations, HiPerGator supercomputer, and/or UF telescope access. Ability to connect with other researchers in the department will also be considered positively.

The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the date of appointment. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon conduct and strong performance, may be renewed for up to two additional years (three years total).

The Astronomy Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The applicant must have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field by the date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted to, search job 519339, and must include: (1) A cover letter, (2) a short (limited to four pages) statement of scientific interests, (3) a CV including a list of publications, (4) and the names and email addresses for three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 7, 2022, with a start date of Fall 2022 expected. The position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the hiring authority. For additional information, you may address specific questions to Jamie Tayar (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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