Post Doctoral Associate in Star Formation
University of Florida Department of Astronomy
United States


The Department of Astronomy at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking a Post-doctoral Associate in star formation. This position will be working in a project on the formation of the initial mass function led by Dr. Adam Ginsburg and Dr. Elizabeth Lada in the Department of Astronomy.

The applicant must have PhD in astrophysics by the date of appointment. Experience with radio and millimeter data reduction, infrared stellar photometry, and/or stellar population synthesis modeling is preferred. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance and conduct and availability of funds, may be renewed on a year-to-year contract for up to three years. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.


Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in astrophysics by the date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications.

Experience with radio and millimeter data reduction, infrared stellar photometry, and/or stellar population synthesis modeling is preferred.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a short (limited to three pages) statement of scientific interests, (2) a CV including list of publications, (3) and the names and email addresses for three references must be provided on the application. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 5, 2019 and a decision will be made by February 28, 2020. The position can start as soon as March 1, 2020, but no later than September 1, 2020. For additional information you may address your specific questions to Adam Ginsburg at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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