Postdoctoral Scholar in JWST Observations of Nearby Galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California, San Diego
Department Name: 
Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0424
La Jolla
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at UC San Diego seeks a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate with Prof. Karin Sandstrom on JWST observations of nearby galaxies. 


The successful applicant will play a key role in the “Physics at High Angular Resolution in Nearby Galaxies” (PHANGS) JWST Cycle 1 Treasury program as well as several other Cycle 1 JWST projects, and will be encouraged to lead programs in future Cycles.  The applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Spitzer IRS Mapping Legacy Archive” (SIMLA), a NASA funded archival research program focused on Spitzer spectroscopic mapping. They will also have the opportunity to join ongoing projects using the ALMA, the VLA, and the Keck Observatory, and to pursue their own independent research.  


Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field by the start of the appointment.  Preference will be made for those candidates with prior experience in infrared observations of galaxies and expertise on interstellar dust. The appointment will be made for one year initially, following UC procedure, with the intention of providing funding for a two year renewal at the end of the first year. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Research and travel funds will be available. The appointment will start in Fall 2022, but can also start sooner if desired.


Application Instructions: To apply, please submit materials through UCSD's AP Recruit site.  Please provide: 1) a CV with a publication list, 2) a cover letter, 3) a 1-3 page statement of research interests, 4) a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and 5) contact information for three references.  All materials must be received no later than February 11, 2022. When applying, applicants should select "Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences", as their specialization in the AP Recruit system. More information on the statement on contributions to diversity can be found at UCSD’s Faculty Equity site.  Please reach out to Dr. Sandstrom by email if you would like further guidance on preparing this statement required by the University.


UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity ( ). Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE 

Included Benefits: 

Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance coverage is offered through the University for postdocs and their families. More information is available here.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 11, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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