Postdoctoral Position in Infrared Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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, MS113
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 infrared-derived gas metal abundances, both locally and at high redshift.  Among other goals, this program aims to exploit the temperature insensitivity of far-infrared fine structure emission lines to help answer a question as basic as "is the gas in galaxies in the Universe, on average, super- or sub-solar?", which remains elusive due to decades-old systematic uncertainties.  The successful applicant will also join the CHAOS team (UMN/OSU), which is using the twin MODS spectrographs on the LBT to increase by more than tenfold the depth and coverage of direct optical abundances in the local universe.

The position will involve active participation in all phases of the project: data reduction, analysis, modeling, and publication of results 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, as will continuation and expansion of the applicant's current research.  

The appointment is for one year initially, but is expected to extend to three. The Toledo astronomy program has 8 faculty members, 3 postdocs, and 15 graduate students, and is a partner in the Discovery Channel Telscope.  

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or astronomy. Related research and extragalactic observing experience, including optical or infrared spectroscopy, may be helpful. To apply, please send vitae, bibliography, and statement of research, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email to jd.smith@utoledo.edu, by Feb. 15, 2019.

 

Included Benefits: 

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

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
J.D. Smith
Title: 
Professor of Astronomy
Institution/Company: 
University of Toledo
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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: 
+1-419-530-8528
Email: 
jd.smith@utoledo.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
JD Smith
Email: 
jd.smith@utoledo.edu