Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research position at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) starting as early as summer 2014. The appointment is for one year initially, but up to three years. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Margaret Meixner on research of the life cycle of dust in the Magellanic Clouds. This life cycle includes identification of young stellar objects and the star formation process, identification of evolved stars and their dust production, studies of supernovae dust production and the destruction of dust by supernova remnants, and studies of dust content in the interstellar medium.
These projects utilize space observatory survey data from the Spitzer SAGE and Herschel HERITAGE surveys of the Magellanic Clouds (SAGE-LMC, SAGE-SMC, SAGE-Spec and HERITAGE; for more information, see website sage.stsci.edu). Additional followup investigations using ALMA, HST, and ground a based facility is expected. Preparation for a guaranteed time program for JWST/MIRI observations is anticipated. Independent research in related areas will be supported and encouraged. Research experience in the areas of interstellar medium, star formation, evolved stars, supernova remnants, dust, radiative transfer or the Magellanic Clouds is desirable. A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics is required.
STScI, located on Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, offers an excellent benefit package, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. STScI's pay is commensurate to the year of Ph.D.
Applicants are requested to complete an on-line application at http://www.stsci.edu/Institute/employment and attach ONE SINGLE PDF file with following materials: curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of current and future research interests. Please include last name and #14-0013 in the file name. Please also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted in support of applications to Dr. Margaret Meixner / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Type "Reference Letter" in the email subject line.Completed applications received by February 28, 2014 will receive full consideration.
Questions regarding this position are welcome and may be directed to the staff members listed above.
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