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Postdoctoral Scholar, Active Galactic Nuclei at the University of California, Irvine

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 4th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Jan 17, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position in astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Prof. Aaron Barth at UCI on projects related to reverberation mapping and variability of active galactic nuclei. Desirable qualifications include experience in reverberation mapping or other areas of time-domain astronomy, research interests related to active galactic nuclei and supermassive black holes, and Python coding experience.

The appointment can begin as early as spring 2020, with a negotiable starting date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possibility of extension to a longer term contingent upon availability of funding and successful performance. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics prior to beginning the appointment. 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 Through this site, applicants will also provide names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted to submit letters of reference. For full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by January 17, 2020.

Information on postdoctoral appointments and resources for postdocs at UC Irvine is available at:

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
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required