Applications are invited for two Post Doctoral Fellows to work at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh in observational studies of high-redshift galaxy evolution. The proposed research program is focused around exploitation of Edinburgh’s leading role in two Hubble Space Telescope (HST) programmes (UDF12 & CANDELS) and the new generation of deep, near/mid-infrared surveys being undertaken with UKIRT, VISTA and Spitzer. There is scope to work directly on the HST and near-infrared survey data, to exploit the supporting multi-frequency data, or to focus on follow-up work with ground-based 8-m telescopes and HST.
We are looking for international-quality applicants with a strong background in extragalactic astronomy, with an interest in galaxy evolution in general, and high-redshift galaxy evolution in particular. Experience in optical/near-IR data reduction and analysis techniques, and an interest in galaxy spectral synthesis models and SED fitting are desirable, but not essential. The successful applicant will join a strong research team within the IfA, with strong links to UK ATC project scientists working on the KMOS spectrograph for the VLT and future instrument designs for the European ELT.
Both posts are available from 1st Jan 2013, with some flexibility in start dates, and are funded for three years via a European Research Council Consolidator grant. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Ross McLure (email@example.com).
Salary Scale: Grade 7: £30,122 - £35,938.
Closing date: 30th November 2012.
Applications must be made online at www.ed.ac.uk/jobs quoting reference 005184. Please attach your CV including a summary of recent research, intended future research, and a full list of publications. Letters of reference from at least 2 referees should be sent directly to Dr Ross McLure (firstname.lastname@example.org).