Postdoctoral Researcher in High Resolution Spectroscopy

University of Michigan, USA is offering postdoc position in environmental sciences. This position is available for two years in the first instance. Applications will be evaluated immediately.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan, to start Fall 2020. The position will be appointed for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, contingent on positive yearly progress evaluations.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

The postdoc will work on a multi-tiered research program at the University of Michigan in high-resolution UV and X-ray spectroscopy of the ISM. Any expertise related to the goals of the program will be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on (1) experience with high resolution spectroscopy tools from any wavelength, (2) science related to the interstellar medium, (3) commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment, and (4) communication skills. The postdoc will be encouraged to take advantage of resources available at the University of Michigan. This includes institutional access to the twin Magellan 6.5-m telescopes in Chile, the MDM 1.3-m and 2.4-m telescopes on Kitt Peak, the Swift X-ray observatory, the NOEMA millimeter array, and the university's newly upgraded high-performance computing facilities (~13,000 cores). For more information, see astro/facilities The University of Michigan hosts a vibrant astrophysics research community within the Astronomy and Physics Departments, as well as significant expertise in planetary sciences within the Earth & Environmental Sciences and Climate & Space Sciences Departments. The Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics funds cross-disciplinary efforts, including a series of intellectually stimulating conferences. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from people holding any identity(ies) that have been traditionally underrepresented in astronomy. The Department of Astronomy values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is dedicated to self-education and self-improvement in these areas. Please see the Astro-DEI website for more details on actions and events: com/

Applicants must have a PhD, or expect to receive one before their start date.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College's Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checksare performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process maybegin as early as the eighth day after posting.Thisopening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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