The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on observational studies of galaxy formation and evolution with Dr. Mark Dickinson and his colleagues. These projects will include: (1) JWST
Early Release Science observations, with an emphasis on NIRSpec multi-object spectroscopy; (2) HST WFC3 slitless spectroscopy of candidates for massive, quiescent high-redshift galaxies; (3) developing science cases and observing strategies for high-redshift
extragalactic imaging and slitless spectroscopy surveys with WFIRST; and (4) potentially a variety of projects involving deep field multi-wavelength imaging and spectroscopy from HST, ALMA, Herschel, Chandra, Keck/MOSFIRE, and other facilities. The successful
candidate will join the WFIRST Extragalactic Potential Observations (EXPO) Science Investigation Team and the JWST Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) team, and will collaborate with other members of these teams on research and data analysis. There
will be opportunities for carrying out original, independent research projects as well.
The initial term of appointment will be one year, with the possibility for reappointment for up to three years, contingent on performance and on the availability of funding.
- Ph.D. in Astronomy or closely related physical science
Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a statement of current and future research interests, all as PDF files. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name of the applicant included in the subject heading. Completed applications and letters of reference received by 26 January will receive full consideration, but earlier
submission is encouraged.
Questions regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Mark Dickinson at
NOAO offers an excellent benefits package, competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a very attractive work environment.
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