Research Associate Position - Interstellear Medium & Star Formation Cornell University Center for Radiophysics and Space Research - JRID47441

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 28, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
March 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Cornell University
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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Attention To: 
Ms. Lynda Sovocool
Finance and Human Resource Manager
Cornell University Center for Radiophysics and Space Research
Street Address Line 1: 
106 Space Sciences
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Research Associate Position: 
Interstellar Medium and Star Formation

The FORCAST team at Cornell University is seeking a Research Associate scholar to work on interstellar medium and star formation studies utilizing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).  FORCAST is a facility instrument delivered to NASA by Cornell.   The successful candidate will work primarily with Professor Terry Herter, FORCAST Principal Investigator, to plan and perform observations using guaranteed time on SOFIA.   There is considerable latitude in the science program that can be pursued.  Current work has focused on regions in the Galactic Center and galactic star forming regions.  There is also an opportunity to become involve with TripleSpec-4, a near-infrared spectrograph (R ~ 3000) being built at Cornell for installation on the CTIO 4-m Blanco telescope.  Instrument commissioning is planned for early 2015.  The TripleSpec-4 team has associated guaranteed observing time.

The position is for one year, with continuation for a second year contingent upon funding and performance. The nominal starting date is September 1, 2014 but earlier is possible.

Applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a brief (1-2 pages) description of research interests, all in a single pdf file, to Ms. Lynda Sovocool at (Please note "FORCAST Research Associate" in the subject heading.)  They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address (Please note the applicant's name in the subject heading).   All materials should be received by March 1, 2014. Later applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Cornell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Cornell University has an enduring commitment to support equality of education and employment opportunity by affirming the value of diversity and by promoting an environment free from discrimination.

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