Postdoc position to work on galactic winds with HST

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Texas Christian University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
TCU Box 298840
City: 
Fort Worth
State/Province: 
Texas
Zip/Postal: 
76129
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

TCU is seeking to hire a postdoc to work with Dr. Kat Barger and “The Large Magellanic Cloud’s Galactic Wind through the Eyes of ULLYSES” team to characterize the mechanical feedback from the LMC and its impact on the galaxy’s environment. The postdoc will use observations from the ULLYSES HST program, which will provide UV spectra of 140 massive LMC stars. Our team is combining this data with optical and radio emission-line spectroscopy, radiative transfer models, and hydrodynamical simulations to form a comprehensive campaign to resolve the galactic wind of a single galaxy. 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who works well with others. We are especially interested in applicants who are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment and welcome applicants from groups that are underrepresented in Astronomy. The postdoc will work closely with all of project leaders, including Drs. Kat Barger (TCU), Andrew Fox (STScI), Elena D’Onghia (U. of Wisconsin-Madison), Nicolas Lehner (Notre Dame), Dhanesh Krishnarao (Colorado College), and Naomi McClure-Griffiths (Australian National U.).  

Funding is available for 2 years with the possibility of a 1 year extension depending on performance with a start date of Sep 2022 or earlier upon agreement. The postdoc will have up to 25% of their time to work on their own science. Dr. Barger is a member of the Wisconsin H-alpha Mapper (WHAM) group and TCU is a member of SDSS IV and V and the postdoc will have access to these resources.

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or related field. Experience with spectroscopy, galactic winds, or the interstellar/circumgalactic medium would be beneficial, but is not essential. To apply, provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2-3 page statement of research interests and relevant technical expertise, and 3 letters of recommendation. TCU uses an online application protocol administered by Human Resources at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Applications will be accepted until January 28th, 2022, but the review process will begin January 14th, 2022.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

This position includes healthcare, retirement benifits, relocation costs, and opportunities to travel to domestic and international meetings.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 28, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 11, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Kat Barger
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Texas Christian University
Department Name: 
TCU Box 298840
City: 
Fort Worth
State/Province: 
Texas
Zip/Postal Code: 
76129
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
817-257-4617
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
497350
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kat Barger
Subject: 
Postdoc position