We are seeking an observational astronomy research assistant. Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in astronomy or physics; observing experience and familiarity with data calibration and reduction, and the associated software, are a plus. It is possible we may hire a postdoc for this position, funding permitting.
Dr. Adam Myers and his postdoc Dr. Mike DiPompeo are conducting a large area u-band imaging survey at the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) with a newly installed state-of-the-art UV camera. The successful applicant’s primary duty will be observing with Dr. DiPompeo (and his dog) at WIRO approximately 8-10 nights per month, and working with the data. There will also be ample opportunities to work on projects related to:
1. Classifying AGN using multi-wavelength and multi-epoch imaging surveys
2. Studying galaxy formation via AGN clustering
3. Using AGN pairs as cosmological probes.
Laramie is a beautiful place to live, especially for the outdoor enthusiast, as there are numerous places to hike, bike, snowshoe, ski and more.
Informal interviews will be conducted at the Long Beach AAS if the applicant is attending (this is not required).
The University of Wyoming is committed to diversity and endorses principles of affirmative action. We acknowledge that diversity enriches and sustains our scholarship and promotes equal access to our educational mission. We seek and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.