The department of Steward Observatory seeks to fill up to two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. These Postdoctoral positions are to support the NIRCam and MIRI teams as well as a number of accepted general observer programs on JWST. The scientific focus will be to assist in awarded programs in the general area of extragalactic astronomy, including evaluating how the infrared aromatic bands change with environment, characterizing low mass galaxy cluster members, studies of lensed galaxies with integral field spectroscopic data, using lensing to explore the low luminosity high-redshift galaxy population, and a variety of other areas including those under the NIRCam and MIRI guaranteed time. The positions will be immersed within a rich astrophysical environment. SO is a member of the interdisciplinary Theoretical Astrophysics Program. The new University-wide Research Data Center provides access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (up to ~ 380 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. Observational facilities at SO include the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, and the 12-m mm-wave and 10-m submm telescopes.
The position is at a salary from $60,000 to $73,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The incumbent will be on a year-to-year contract. Funding has been secured for 2 years, with the possibility of a third year. We will begin screening applications on January 10, 2024 and will continue until the position(s) are filled.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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