The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in galaxy evolution. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Jeyhan Kartaltepe, her research group, and collaborators on the COSMOS-Web Cycle 1 JWST program, scheduled to begin observations this winter.
Duties include contributing to the data reduction and cataloging efforts and conducting science analyses on a varied range of topics that make use of the NIRCam/MIRI observations, with particular emphasis on galaxy morphology measurements, spectral energy distribution modelling of massive galaxies, and spectroscopic follow-up. Opportunities to work on other large JWST programs, including CEERS, NGDEEP, and PRIMER will also be available.
Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field, at the start of the appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have a background in observational extragalactic astrophysics and galaxy evolution with experience in imaging observations and data reduction.
The appointment is for a period of three years contingent on performance and includes limited funding for travel. The start date is flexible, though preference will be given to candidates that can start this winter or spring. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.rit.edu/staff (reference 7294BR) and include a cover letter, CV with a list of publications, and a statement of current and future research interests including projects that involve COSMOS-Web. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to [email protected]. All applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral researchers are eligible for all RIT staff benefits, including medical, dental, and retirment benefits. For full details, see https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/summary-plan-descriptions-...
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