Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Arizona 200 reviews - Tucson, AZ

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0404-Steward Observatory


College of Science

Posted Rate of Pay

$50,000 to $55,000, depending on qualifications & experience

Exempt / Non-Exempt



Appointed: Professional

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Susan Warner

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Full Time

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Limited to current UA employees only


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Additional application instructions (include instructions for submission)

In addition to your online application, please send the following information: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of experience and research interests, and (3) the names of three references to Dr. Xiaohui Fan. Email address:

Position Summary

The department of Steward Observatory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work on the analyses of observations of high-redshift quasars and galaxies using data from HST, Hershel and ALMA. Responsibilities will include: (1) carry out observations and data analysis of host galaxies of the most distant quasars using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the Hershel Space Telescope, to study the star formation process in quasar host galaxies and the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies in the early universe. (2) Carry out observations and data analysis of the environment of the most distant quasars using the Hubble Space Telescope, to study galaxy formation activities in the quasar environment in the early universe. (3) Develop software and provide data analysis support to observations using the Jansky Very Large Array Telescope and ALMA, to study gas dynamics and star formation in distant Lyman Break galaxies. The work will be supervised by Professor Xiaohui Fan. For full consideration, application should be received by 01/31/2013.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see Position Summary. Any additional duties as assigned.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D in Astronomy.

Preferred Qualifications

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

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