Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position working with Professor Eileen Friel in the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University, Bloomington on issues of Galactic chemical evolution, star clusters, and stellar spectroscopy. The successful candidate will play an important role in the analysis of data from the Gaia-ESO survey, a large public survey to study the formation and evolution of the Milky Way using high-resolution spectroscopic VLT observations of open clusters and Galactic stellar components. Work on related projects using IU’s observational facilities at WIYN is possible (http://www.wiyn.org). Successful candidates may pursue independent research, particularly if it complements ongoing research on the formation and evolution of star clusters and galactic chemical evolution at IU. Experience in techniques of stellar abundance analysis and familiarity with data analysis and programming will be an advantage.
The initial appointment will be for two years with extension to a third year with satisfactory performance. Start date is negotiable, but is expected to be August 2013.
Applicants should submit (preferably in a single pdf file) a CV, publication list, statement of research interests and experience and arrange to have three reference letters sent by e-mail to Eileen Friel at email@example.com or to the above address. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 15 December 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Minority group members, women, and disabled individuals are encouraged to apply. Indiana University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.