Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in high-mass star formation and Galactic astronomy. The successful applicant will work with Prof. James Jackson on topics related to high-mass star formation and Galactic structure. The primary responsibility will be to support the Millimetre Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz Survey (MALT 90), which will image molecular line emission from thousands of high-mass star forming slumps at mm wavelengths. The successful applicant will also be analyzing Herschel data to determine the physical properties of high-mass star-forming clumps. The qualifications for the position are a PhD in astronomy, physics, or astrophysics, experience in observational astronomy, and familiarity with data analysis and programming. Experience in the field of star-formation is highly desirable. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take the lead in the analysis of scientific data and to publish the results. Boston University has access to the new 4.0 m optical/IR Discovery Channel Telescope near Flagstaff, Arizona, and the postdoc will be encouraged to propose for observations on the DCT.
The appointment is for two years with a third year highly likely. The start date is negotiable, but preferably December 1, 2012. Successful applicants must have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field by the start date.
To apply, please send a CV and a brief statement of research interests, and also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Prof. Jackson at email@example.com for further information.
BU postdocs currently have health, dental, and retirement benefits.