Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should e-mail a single PDF containing:

  • A cover letter,
  • A CV, including a publications list,
  • A brief statement of past research and future aims (3 pages or less). Please describe how your work would be in synergetic with the group at Michigan. 

Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to 

Job Summary

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research fellow to work with Prof. Keren Sharon on topics related to gravitational lensing, in the context of the physics of galaxy clusters, structure formation, and lensed galaxies. Candidates with interest in these topics are encouraged to apply.

The Department is a central member of the Magellan Telescopes in Chile and the MDM Observatory in Arizona, and has privileged access the SWIFT space telescope and the NOEMA mm array. Significant computing resources are available through the Department and through the University of Michigan. 


A successful applicant will take part in several HST programs aimed at analyzing a large sample of strong lensing clusters and the background sources that are magnified by the clusters. 


Required Qualifications*

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or equivalent field. Demonstrated background in gravitational lens modeling is an advantage. 

Additional Information

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date for this position is flexible, and the appointment will initially be for one year and may be extended for up to three years, contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress.

Benefits: The position will be benefits eligible

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Prof. Keren Sharon:

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by April 15 will receive full consideration.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.