Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in extragalactic astrophysics at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at Caltech. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Harry Teplitz on large Hubble Space Telescope projects including: (1) the WFC3 Infrared Spectroscopic Parallel survey, using the WFC3 grism in pure parallel mode over hundreds of orbits to study star-forming galaxies over a wide range of cosmic time; and (2) the Panchromatic Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Ultraviolet Coverage, which obtained UV images of the UDF with WFC3/UVIS in order to study the Lyman Continuum escape fraction, the build up of galaxies from sub-galactic clumps, and the evolution of vigorously star-forming galaxies.
Responsibilities will include extensive reduction of HST data, analysis and interpretation, and publication of scientific results. Experience with HST data and extragalactic astronomy, as well as the ability to work in an active team environment, is highly desirable. Candidates should have obtained, by the starting date, a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, in an area relevant to these projects. The successful applicant will have some time for their own research, and will have access to the Palomar telescopes.
The appointment is for two years, based on current projected funding, with a possible extension to a third year if future funding becomes available. To apply, please send resume, publication list, names and contact information of three references, and a statement of research. Applications should be sent via email to email@example.com. Deadline for receipt of applications is 31 December 2012.
Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.