Astronomy – Research Associate (NN21963)


Position Overview


Organization: College of Arts and Sciences, Astronomy

Title : Research Associate

Search Number : NN21963


Position Details


Applications are invited for a full time postdoctoral position in instrumental astrophysics at the University of Washington. The candidate will work with Prof. Sarah Tuttle on instrumentation projects both space & ground based, as well as observational projects especially based out of Apache Point Observatory. Of particular interest are postdoctoral candidates interested in novel materials in astronomical instruments; observational studies of galaxy evolution of local galaxies and diffuse media; and optical design/engineering. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join existing projects and will also be encouraged to develop and pursue their own research program. 

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The position is initially for two years, with a possible extension for a third year subject to a performance review and availability of funds. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by the start date of the position (flexible, but nominally September 1, 2018).

Application Instructions

To be considered for the position, please send the following application materials as a single PDF to Prof. Sarah Tuttle at tuttlese@uw.edu : 1) curriculum vitae, 2) list of publications, and 3) summary of previous and current research (no more than three pages). Applicants should have three reference letters sent to the same email address. Rolling applications will be accepted, and applications will begin to be reviewed on February 15th, 2018.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.