Assistant Researcher in Extragalactic Astronomy

University of California Irvine School of Physical Sciences

United States

Assistant Researcher in Extragalactic Astronomy

Job #JPF06066
  • School of Physical Sciences - Physics and Astronomy

Recruitment Period

Open May 1st, 2020 through Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by June 1st, 2020, you will have until June 8th, 2020 to complete your application.


Applications are invited for an appointment as Assistant Research Scientist in observational extragalactic astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. The successful candidate will carry out independent research in areas related to galaxy evolution and/or active galactic nuclei. Required qualifications include a record of research and scientific publications in extragalactic astronomy, and a demonstrated record of securing external funding support. This is a non-tenure-track research position, and the researcher will be responsible for securing external funding to support their research.

The appointment is expected to begin in Summer 2020, with a negotiable starting date. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and at least three years of postdoctoral research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should submit a CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests (in pdf format) through the UC Irvine academic personnel recruiting portal at For full consideration, applications should be received by June 1, 2020.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
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  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
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