Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar in galaxy evolution studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful applicant will work with Professor Crystal Martin on projects related to galactic winds, feedback studies, and circumgalactic gas flows. Candidates should have a PhD in physics or astrophysics. Previous experience making spectroscopic observations, analyzing galaxy spectra, and/or modeling feedback is highly desired. The successful candidate will participate in the research activities of the group, including opportunities to make new observations, write proposals, and mentor student researchers. UCSB provides a stimulating research environment. In addition to the physics department's association with Keck Observatory, Lick Observatory, the Southern California Center for Galaxy Evolution Studies, and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope, the adjacent Kavli Center for Theoretical Physics hosts several astrophysics workshops yearly.
The appointment is funded for two years, contingent on performance. Additional years are possible provided funding efforts are successful.
The starting date is negotiable. Applicants should send their vitae, bibliography, a summary of previous research highlights, and a statement of current research interests; they should arrange for at least 2 letters of recommendation to arrive by the January 15, 2013 deadline. Materials should be sent as a pdf by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Astrophysics Postdoc in the subject line. The position is open until filled; but all materials should arrive by the deadline to ensure full consideration. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.