Research Associate in Astronomy
Company: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for
Postdoctoral Research Associate positions as part of the
interdisciplinary Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins (VICO).
The incumbents will lead ambitious, independent research programs
related to Cosmic Origins science, expected to align with the wide
range of research at UVA, as well as at the National Radio
Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) on the grounds of the University. The
relevant themes include star formation, planet formation and
evolution, planetary science, astrochemistry, quantum chemistry and
astrobiology, from both theoretical and observational perspectives.
See for more information.
The Postdoctoral Research Associates will participate in
departmental activities and promote collaboration both within VICO
and with its partner institutes, Chalmers University of Technology,
Gothenburg, Sweden and the Center for Astrochemical Studies at the
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching,
There are two types of research programs being advertised this
year: 1) Virginia Cosmic Origins Program; (2) Virginia-Chalmers
Cosmic Origins Program. Applicants should indicate in their cover
letter if they have preferences among these research programs.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants are required to have a Ph.D.
in astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology or related
disciplines by the appointment start date.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach as a single PDF
document a cover letter; curriculum vitae; list of publications;
summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages,
including references); research proposal (limited to 3 pages text
plus up to 2 pages of references/figures). Applicants should also
arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to .
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received by December 15,
2021 to be considered. The University will perform background
checks on all new hires prior to employment
All positions will start at UVA and are initially a one-year
appointment, with renewal for an additional two one-year increments
for the Virginia position, contingent upon satisfactory
performance and available funding, and an additional three one-year
increments for the Virginia-Chalmers position, contingent upon
satisfactory performance and available funding (Years 3 and 4 would
be at Chalmers).
Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Eric Herbst
(), Jonathan Tan (), Ilse Cleeves (), Rob Garrod () or Zhi-Yun Li
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to
Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at .
COVID Vaccination Requirement
The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees
(UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against
If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be
required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive
the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious
exemption from vaccination.
If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding
the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health
Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of
vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence
testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be
subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee
works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even
intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19
once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking
NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require
vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more
information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will
apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire
Vaccination Requirements webpage.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which
represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing,
UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,
are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and
staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through
every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal
opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital
status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran
status, and family medical or genetic information.
Keywords: The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virgini, Charlottesville , Research Associate in Astronomy, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!