Postdoctoral Researcher in Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
The Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3400 North Charles Street
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of extragalactic astrophysics at the Johns Hopkins University. The successful applicant will work with Drs. Alaina Henry and Timothy Heckman on observational studies of the interstellar medium, including galaxy outflows, feedback, Lyman Alpha emission, and Lyman Continuum escape.

This research will involve analysis of new UV spectroscopic observations, taken with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: 1) UV/optical spectroscopy; 2) feedback and galactic outflows; 3) emission line diagnostics; 4) photoionization modeling, 5) Lyman Alpha and Lyman Continuum escape.

The successful applicant will benefit from the vibrant community shared by Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute. The stimulating environment includes a large number of colloquia, journal clubs, and symposia, as well as frequent visitors from the US and abroad, and exciting opportunities related to HST, JWST, and WFIRST.

The start date for the position is expected to be in the fall of 2020, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated. The initial appointment will be for two years, with extension to a third year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV, list of publications and a research statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/68325. Applicants must have a PhD in Astrophysics or a related field at the start of the position. 

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to ahenry@stsci.edu AND theckma1@jhu.edu.  Applications may be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/68325

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 17, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Alaina Henry & Timothy Heckman
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
The Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3701 San Martin Drive
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
ahenry@stsci.edu & theckma1@jhu.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
68325