The Texas A&M Astronomy group invites applications for postdoctoral positions with anticipated start dates of September 1, 2021. The successful candidates will work in the areas of extragalactic astronomy and/or near-field cosmology on topics including, but not limited to, star formation in galaxies, galaxy evolution, resolved stellar populations, metallicities, galactic/stellar dynamics, supermassive black holes/AGN, astro-statistics, and instrumentation. The positions are open broadly to observers and theorists. The opening of these positions coincides with the recent arrival of Professor Robert Kennicutt as a half-time astronomy professor at Texas A&M. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with Texas A&M astronomy faculty members with overlapping research interests, as well as with other postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students. The positions include funding to support travel and other research activities.
Over the past decade, Texas A&M has built an energetic astronomy group with research activities spanning a wide range of areas. Texas A&M is an institutional member of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), the Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment (HETDEX), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE), and the AST-3 project at Dome A in Antarctica. Astronomers in the group have a successful track record of obtaining time on Keck, Gemini, HST, ALMA, and Magellan. High performance research computing resources include three clusters at Texas A&M and access to the Lonestar5 cluster at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Astronomy at Texas A&M is supported by the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy.
Initial appointments are for three years. Requirements for the positions include an earned PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related area. The selected candidates must provide official proof of completed PhD or equivalent degree requirements six weeks prior to the start date. The positions also include competitive benefits through Texas A&M; see https://employees.tamu.edu/benefits/ for details.
All applications must be submitted by uploading a single pdf with cover letter indicating interest in the astronomy postdoc positions, CV, full publication list, brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references to https://jobs.tamu.edu for position R-033638 Postdoctoral Research Associate. Application review will begin on January 4, 2021.