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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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.
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