The University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (DA/SO) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr. Brant Robertson in collaboration with Drs. George Rieke and Marcia Rieke on theoretical modeling and data analysis in support of programs for the James Webb Space Telescope. The position will focus on the statistical properties of high-redshift galaxy populations, their spatial clustering, and their observable properties.
DA/SO is a member (along with the departments of Planetary Science, Physics, and Applied Mathematics) of the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program. The new University-wide Research Data Center provides access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS expected by 2013) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. Observational facilities at DA/SO include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, and the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes. DA/SO is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics or a related field before the start date (fall of 2013). Preference will be given for proven research records, strong programming skills, and experience with modeling or measuring the statistical properties of galaxy populations. Evaluation of applications will commence on January 7, 2013. The appointment will be for two years initially, with expectation of renewal for a third year based on satisfactory performance.
Please apply online at www.hr.arizona with reference to job #51394. Additionally, please send your CV, list of refereed or submitted publications, and statement of research interests and experience electronically as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org; also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to email@example.com. The University of Arizona is an AA/EEO/ADA employer M/W/D/V.