Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research position at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) starting in fall 2017. The appointment is for three years. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Margaret Meixner on her guaranteed
time observation (GTO) program for the James Webb Space Telescope / Mid Infrared Instrument observations. The topics involved for the program include star formation and SN1987A in the Magellanic Clouds, and the life cycle of dust in nearby galaxies. This
life cycle includes identification of young stellar objects and the star formation process, identification of evolved stars and their dust production, studies of supernovae dust production and the destruction of dust by supernova remnants, and studies of dust
content in the interstellar medium. These projects build upon prior space observatory survey data from the Spitzer SAGE and Hershel HERITAGE surveys of the Magellanic Clouds.
The JWST GTO observations are expected to arrive in 2019 and the postdoctoral researcher will be involved in all aspects of these observations. Additional followup investigations using ALMA, HST, and ground based facilities are expected. Independent research
in related areas will be supported and encouraged. Research experience in the areas of interstellar medium, star formation, evolved stars, supernova remnants, dust, radiative transfer or the Magellanic Clouds is desirable. A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics
STScI, located on Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, offers an excellent benefit package, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. STScI's pay is commensurate to the year of Ph.
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vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests, accomplishments, and relevant technical expertise. Please include “#16-0357-last name” in the filename.
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