Postdoctoral Position in Infrared Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Toledo
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Street Line 2: 
Ritter Observatory, MS113
City: 
Toledo
State/Province: 
OH
Zip/Postal: 
43606
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position with Prof. J.D. Smith in the field of extragalactic astrophysics. The successful applicant will join a research program focused on developing infrared gas metal abundance tools, both locally and at high redshift.  Among other goals, this program aims to exploit far infrared fine structure emission lines to help answer a question as basic as "is gas in galaxies, on average, super- or sub-solar", which remains elusive due to decades-old systematics.  The successful applicant will also join the CHAOS team — using LBT/MODS to increase by >10x the depth and coverage of direct optical abundances locally.

The position will involve active participation in all phases of the project: data reduction, analysis, modeling, and publication in close collaboration with a strong international team.  Involvement in the broad range of science themes enabled by our group's comprehensive multi-wavelength galaxy surveys will be encouraged.  

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy.  The appointment is for one year initially, but is expected to extend to three.  Related research and observing experience, including optical or infrared spectroscopy, could be helpful. To apply, please send a vita, bibliography, and statement of research, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent via email.

Included Benefits: 

Comprehensive benefits, including health, prescription, retirement, dental, vision, life insurance, and more. See this page for benefits information.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 16, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 2, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
J.D. Smith
Institution/Company: 
University of Toledo
Street Line 1: 
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Street Line 2: 
Ritter Observatory, University of Toledo, MS113
City: 
Toledo
State/Province: 
OH
Zip/Postal Code: 
43606
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
419-530-8528
Email: 
jd.smith@utoledo.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
JD Smith
Email: 
jd.smith@utoledo.edu