The Department of Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona is searching for applicants to fill two or more positions as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and/or Professional Research Appointment to support the NIRCam and MIRI teams for JWST. The scientific focus will be to assist in planning guaranteed time programs with JWST, with emphasis on extragalactic work at redshifts of z = 1 - 15 (outstanding candidates with alternative experience will also be considered). The positions are also to help with reduction of instrument test data to optimize analysis tools. SO is a member 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 2014). Observational facilities at SO include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, and the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes. SO is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world. The position is at a salary from $51,000 to $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2013. You will need to apply on-line at the UA HR employment site (https://www.uacareertrack.com) and refer to job posting #53506. In addition, please send a curriculum vitae, a statement of experience and research interests, and the names of three references to Dr. George Rieke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be considered without regard to U.S. citizenship or national origin. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer. M/W/D/V.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members. For details visit: http://www.hr.arizona.edu/benefits.