Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Professor David Sand and collaborators on the general topics of nearby galaxies, dwarf galaxies and resolved stellar populations. The successful candidate will help lead large, ongoing projects primarily focused on photometric and spectroscopic studies of dwarf galaxies, stellar halos and globular clusters around the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. These programs utilize deep imaging from wide-field ground-based cameras, Hubble Space Telescope imaging, and kinematic/spectroscopic datasets.
Observational facilities at Steward include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, and an assortment of 1-2m class telescopes. Postdocs can apply for time on any Steward facility directly as PI and will be encouraged to do so. Steward is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world.
The position is for 2 years, renewable for a third year. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the position in Summer or Fall 2022. Experience with Hubble Space Telescope imaging is desired, but all interested applicants should apply. The appointment may be started earlier if mutually agreed. To apply, submit a UA Talent application https://talent.arizona.edu req7916, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected]
Applicants should apply by January 15, 2022.