Postdoctoral Position(s) in Observational Extragalactic Astronomy - JRID48517

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
August 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
September 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Yale University
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Pascal Oesch & Pieter van Dokkum
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Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral positions in observational extragalactic astronomy at Yale, which will be available immediately. The successful candidate will be a key participant in one or more large HST programs, including a large legacy UV imaging survey of the GOODS/CANDELS fields. The candidate is expected to support the reduction and analysis of HST data, but will have freedom to pursue their own research.

The position is renewable annually for up to three years contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or related field. Previous experience in the analysis of complex imaging data and research of high-redshift (z>1) galaxies is highly recommended.

Located between New York City and Boston, Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, Palomar and SMARTS telescopes. Yale is also an institutional member of the SDSS-III and SDSS-IV collaborations.

To apply, email a single PDF to containing a cover letter, a CV with publication list, and a brief (preferentially no more than 2 pages) research statement of your scientific interests and previous data analysis experience. Also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed as PDFs. Applications received by September 1 will receive full consideration, however, review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Preliminary inquiries may be addressed via e-mail to and/or Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.