JWST - Postdoc

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3701 San Martin Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate to work on JWST observations of high-redshift galaxies magnified by gravitational lensing. Cycle 1 observations include NIRCam imaging and NIRSpec spectroscopy of lensed galaxies as distant as z = 11 (GO 1433; PI Coe), including one z = 6 galaxy extremely magnified to reveal parsec-scale structures (GO 2282; PI Coe). Other science collaboration opportunities will be available and are encouraged.

Local collaborators at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) on JHU's campus include Stephan McCandliss, Dan Coe, Larry Bradley, Bethan James, Alaina Henry, Swara Ravindranath, Nor Pirzkal, Russel Ryan, Susan Kassin, and Marc Postman, to name a few.

The nominal start date is Summer / Fall 2022 when we hope to begin receiving data. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field by the time of hiring. Initial appointment will be for 1 or 2 years pending approved JWST funding, renewable up to a total of 3 years subject to funding and performance. The position includes funds for travel, publications, and computing, and offers a competitive salary.

Applicants are requested to complete an on-line application at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20529 and submit the following materials: CV, Cover letter (optional), list of publications, and research statement(s) of past work and future interests. Please also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted in support via the same system.

Completed applications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Questions are welcome and may be directed to Dan Coe [email protected]. For more info, see https://dancoe.space/jwst.

JHU is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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