Postdoctoral Position in Nearby Young Stellar Populations

The University of Rochester invites applications for a post-doctoral position working with Prof. Eric Mamajek on research related to investigating young stellar populations in the solar neighborhood.

The candidate will collaborate with Prof. Mamajek and his group on an NSF-funded study to investigate the chemical evolution and star-formation history of the nearest OB association (Sco-Cen) and other nearby young stellar groups within 150 pc. The team has recently been using the SMARTS 1.5-m, KPNO 4-m, Palomar 5-m, and Magellan 6.5-m telescopes for spectroscopic studies. Depending on interest, there will also be opportunities for collaborating with Mamajek, UR graduate and undergraduate students, and collaborators, on projects related to exoplanets and brown dwarfs, the kinematics and star-formation history of solar neighborhood stars, and the evolution of circumstellar disks, angular momentum, and activity in stars. More on the the UR astrophysics group can be found at:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or related field. Experience with analyzing spectroscopic data and a strong background in stellar astrophysics and observational techniques is essential. The start date is flexible, but optimally September 1st, 2011. The appointment will be for two years, with a possible third year subject to funding availability and performance. Starting annual salary is $45,000.

Please provide a cover letter, CV, publication list, and brief statement of research experience and interests. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. All application materials, including letters, can be submitted in PDF via email to Nikki Hatler (nhatler pas rochester edu). For more information, contact Prof. Eric Mamajek (585-275-5389 or emamajek pas rochester edu).

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applicants from members of minority groups and women. All applications are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion or national origin.

Deadline is March 15, 2011.

Attention: Ms. Nikki Hatler
University of Rochester
Department of Physics & Astronomy
PO Box 270171
Rochester NY 14627-0171
FAX: 585-273-2813
Phone: 585-275-5389