The Steward Observatory of the University of Arizona is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position to conduct research on massive star evolution and eruptive mass loss. In particular, the funded research involves studying the light echoes of Eta Carinae, as well as related transient phenomena. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Nathan Smith, and will have access to the observing facilities of Steward Observatory, including the LBT, MMT, Magellan, and the 2.3m Bok telescope. Experience in spectroscopic data reduction and analysis is required, and experience with HST imaging data is also beneficial. The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. The start date could be as early as January 2014. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field before the starting date of the Fellowship. For further information, please contact Dr. Nathan Smith (email@example.com).
The review of complete applications will begin Monday December 9, 2013. A complete application requires the following:
1) electronic submission (in a single PDF file) of CV, publication list, description of research interests (3-page limit), and names of
three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
2) letters of reference sent electronically in PDF format from three persons familiar with the applicant’s ability and potential to:
3) in addition, online submission (required fields only) for job #53754 at the University of Arizona human resources website:
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.