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Assistant Researcher Position in Physics & Astronomy (Galactic Center Science)

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales [https://apo.ucla.edu/compensation/salary-scales] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 13B [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t13-b.pdf] Represented Professional Research Series.. The salary range for this position is $87,100-$102,900. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: June 11, 2024

Next review date: Monday, Jul 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Assistant Researcher in the area of Galactic Center science. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field and a demonstrated background in the methodology building of the HST-Gaia reference frame as well as the kinematics of the Nuclear Star Cluster. The position will involve dynamical modeling of the NCS and incorporation of JWST astrometry. Candidates should provide: a curriculum vita; a statement of research interests; a publication list; a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and complete a reference check authorization release form. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2024.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 13B Represented Professional Research Series (ucop.edu).The salary range for this position is $87,100-$102,900. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field
  • Demonstrated background in the methodology building of the HST-Gaia reference frame as well as the kinematics of the Nuclear Star Cluster

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Bibliography - Your most recent publication list

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements

No references are required at this time

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09494

Help contact: corinna@physics.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA