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Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Astronomy

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 29th, 2017
Last review date: January 19th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: August 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Recruitment for a Postdoctoral Employee within the Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley:

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

The Department of Astronomy at UC Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out research on nearby dwarf galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Weisz. The successful applicant will work with multi-wavelength imaging of resolved stars in nearby dwarf galaxies as part of two new HST programs (GO-15275 and AR-15056). The primary goals of these programs are to characterize young stellar populations, reconstruct recent star formation histories, and measure the high-mass stellar initial mass function. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with ongoing efforts involving the Keck telescope, plan observations for the James Webb Space Telescope, and pursue an independent research program.

This position will report to Dr. Daniel Weisz.

Basic Qualifications (by time of application)
Candidates must already hold a PhD or be in the process of obtaining a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field

Additional Qualifications (by start date)
Candidates must have obtained their PhD or equivalent degree in astronomy, astrophysics, or related field by the start date.

This will be a full-time appointment. The approximate start date for this position will be September 2018. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional two years based on performance and the availability of funding.

Salary and Benefits
Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience level and based on UC Berkeley salary scales. The annual salary range for this position is $48,216 to $60,000. Generous benefits are included:

To Apply


Interested individuals should include a current CV (required) and three letters of recommendation (required). Additionally, interested individuals will need to submit a Statement of Research (required, up to 3 pages) and should include past and current research as well as an explanation for their interest in the position. It is optional to include a 1-2-page cover letter describing research experience and interests.

It is also optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Questions regarding this recruitment can be directed to Professor Daniel Weisz

Job location

Berkeley, CA




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