Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the
Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory at the University of
Arizona. The successful candidate will work with Professor David Sand
on one or more projects centered on time domain astrophysics and
associated survey design. Potential projects include: a) a high
cadence supernova search and gravitational wave follow-up program with
the newly upgraded 90Prime imager on the Kitt Peak 90-in telescope,
directly tied to other Steward facilities; b) the sub-day cadence
supernova search, DLT40, which is adding a third survey telescope; c)
other infrastructure efforts to prepare Steward Observatory for rapid
and persistent follow-up of transient events in the coming years.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with other
Steward Observatory scientists, including members of the Arizona
Transient Exploration and Characterization (AzTEC) team, led by
Professor Nathan Smith.
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 2021. Experience in time domain astrophysics and/or
instrumentation is a plus. The appointment may be started earlier if
mutually agreed. To apply, submit a UACareers application and include
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research
interested. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be
sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must apply online to