Postdoc in Long-Wavelength Observational Extragalactic Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Maryland
Department Name: 
College Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Maryland Department of Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in long-wavelength observational Extragalactic Astronomy. The postdoctoral associate will work with Professor Alberto Bolatto analyzing JWST imaging and spectroscopy and mm-wave surveys of nearby galaxies. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on projects including but not limited to analysis of JWST observations of starburst winds, mid-IR spectroscopy of massive extragalactic clusters, highly resolved observations of low metallicity systems, and dust and molecular gas properties in the context of IFU spectroscopy in galaxies. They will also have the chance to be part of several established long-term collaborations (EDGE, PHANGS, LGLBS). Prior experience with mid-IR and/or mm-wave data analysis, good familiarity with Python and CASA, and strong scientific writing skills are preferred. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field by the start date of the position.

The appointment will be for two years, with continuation for one more year contingent on performance and the availability of funding. The expected start date is Fall 2024. Along with salary and benefits, the appointment will include limited allowances for travel and moving expenses.

To apply, please submit an online application. The requested materials include a full CV with a list of publications along with a brief (2 pages of text) description of research interests (note that this position is funded through a series of already existing projects). Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via the same application form. All materials should be received by January 19 th , 2024. Applications will not be considered until all materials are received.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 19, 2024
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 2, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
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