Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Astrophysics
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position to work with Dr. Alessandra Aloisi and collaborators, including Drs. Andrew Fox, Bethan James, and Jason Tumlinson, on observational studies of the multi-phase interstellar medium, chemical evolution, and stellar populations of nearby star-forming galaxies. This research will include analysis and interpretation of UV observations with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and supporting optical ground-based observations. Part of the successful applicant's time may be available for independent research or new projects in related areas. The nominal start date is expected to be in Summer/Fall 2018, but other dates are negotiable. The initial appointment is for two years, with an expected renewal to a 3rd year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
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.D.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Science, or related fields at the start of the post-doctoral researcher position. Expertize in one or more of the following areas is desirable: (a) UV/optical spectroscopy; (b) data reduction from space-based observatories; (c) interstellar medium studies; (d) feedback from stellar populations; (e) chemical evolution of galaxies. More important is the willingness to take on new projects, learn new skills, and work independently to bring these projects to fruition.
The following materials will be requested in PDF format: a brief cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a concise (1-3 page) statement of research interests, accomplishments, and relevant technical experience. Complete applications received by December 15, 2017, will receive full consideration. Also, applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference. Reference letters must be submitted by the same date via the on-line application system.
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