Postdoctoral Researcher - Observational Galaxy Evolution with JWST

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Tufts University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Tufts University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof. Danilo Marchesini on various topics related to galaxy formation and evolution at 1<z<12, with an emphasis on deep field observations with the JWST. The postdoctoral researcher will lead science projects within the JWST Technicolor survey (PI: Muzzin), a deep NIRCam imaging program of the Hubble Frontier Fields parallels covering all broad/medium/narrowband filters. Additionally, the postdoctoral research will have opportunities to get involved in other imaging and spectroscopic JWST collaborations that Prof. Marchesini is a member of (including, but not limited to, GLASS-ERS, FRESCO, UNCOVER, OUTTHERE, and MegaScience). The successful candidate will be able to spend a fraction of their time on independent research, as well as engage in local opportunities for research mentoring, teaching, and outreach, as desired.

A PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required. Applicants with previous experience in the study of high-redshift galaxy evolution are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with data reduction/analysis of optical/IR imaging and spectroscopy, particularly with JWST, and statistical methods for large data sets is desirable, but not required.

Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2024. This is a term appointment funded for two years from date of hire, renewable for a third year contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2024, but an earlier start will be preferable. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a single PDF containing a cover letter, CV (with publication list), a summary of past research accomplishments and technical skills (3 page limit), and a statement of current research interests (3 page limit). Please arrange for three reference letters to be sent to [email protected]

Members of groups which are traditionally underrepresented in astrophysics are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 1, 2024
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
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