Postdoctoral Researcher in Nearby Galaxies and Resolved Stellar Populations

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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Tampa
Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics
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Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher in Nearby Galaxies and Resolved Stellar Populations

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa has an opening for a limited term full-time grant funded postdoctoral position with benefits. This position will carry out research on nearby galaxies, resolved stellar populations and near-field cosmology in collaboration with Dr. Denija Crnojevic. The initial position will be for 18 months, renewable based on availability of funds, and it is available immediately.


  • Assist with leading large ongoing surveys primarily focused on photometric studies of nearby dwarf galaxies and their stellar halos.
  • The Magellanic Analog Dwarf Companions And Stellar Halos (MADCASH) project revolves around datasets from wide-field ground-based instruments as well as from the Hubble Space Telescope; the primary goals are finding faint dwarf satellites in the host galaxy halos, characterizing their stellar populations, and reconstructing the past formation and interaction histories of isolated galaxies in the Magellanic Clouds mass range.
  • Plan and perform new observations, collaborate closely with Dr. Carlin (Steward Observatory) and Dr. Peter (Ohio State University) on all aspects of this project.
  • Opportunity to pursue their own research program.
  • Interact with motivated undergraduate students at The University of Tampa.
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.


  • Candidates must hold a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or a related field by the start date.
  • Previous experience with similar datasets as noted above will be beneficial.
    Inquiries about the position are encouraged ([email protected]).

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will close on January 31, 2023.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website at    
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and brief statement of research experience and interests (up to 3 pages).

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Jan 10
Application Deadline
2023 Feb 07