Annie Jump Cannon Post Doctoral Researcher (Physics and Astronomy)

Newark, Delaware, United States

Job description

Job ID: 105183

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware seeks applications for the Annie Jump Cannon Post-doctoral research position. This full-time benefitted position was established to honor of the contributions to astronomy of Delaware native Annie Jump Cannon. The position is for a two-year period, with extension to a third year contingent on performance. In addition to a competitive salary, an additional research stipend of $5,000 will be available for travel, publications, and computer equipment. The position is targeted to start in Fall 2018.

The Annie Jump Cannon Post-doctoral Research appointment provides an opportunity for a highly qualified postdoctoral candidate to conduct independent research in any area of astrophysics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware maintains active research programs in observational and theoretical stellar physics, asteroseismology, extrasolar planetary science, gamma ray astronomy and high energy astrophysics, and galactic and extragalactic astronomy (see for more details. The Bartol Research Institute, a research center within the Department, is part of the VERITAS and CTA collaborations. The Department hosts the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center and the Whole Earth Telescope and is moving towards membership in the SARA consortium (see for more details). The department also maintains a collaboration with Mt. Cuba Observatory in Wilmington, DE. A requirement for the individual who fills this position is to participate in the public outreach at MCAO by contributing 2 public lectures per year. Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in astronomy, physics or a related field prior to starting this position.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online at Candidates must upload 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a list of recent publications, 3) a summary of current and previous research (limited to 3 pages total), 4) a three year research proposal (limited to 3 pages, with 2 additional pages for figures and references), and 5) a list of 3 references. All materials must be submitted as one document in at least 12 point font, single spaced, and all pages must be numbered. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our founding as a small private academy in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today.