The Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) at UC San Diego seeks a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate with Prof. Quinn Konopacky on star and cluster formation, cluster evolution and dynamics, and planet formation in dense environments through studies of the Orion Nebula Cluster.
The successful applicant will help collect, analyze, and interpret high spatial and spectral resolution, near-infrared observations of stars in the innermost region of the Orion Nebula. This work will be done with collaborators at UC Berkeley and other institutions. The applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate on ongoing projects on star and planet formation and evolution using the Keck, Lick, and Gemini telescopes, and pursue an independent research program.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics by the start of the appointment. Start date is no later than September 1, 2018, with a preference for early-to-mid 2018. Preference will be made for those candidates with prior experience in near-infrared stellar spectroscopy, adaptive optics, and ground-based observing; however, those with broader expertise are encouraged to apply. Research and travel funding will be available. The position will be up to three years, with annual appointment renewals, dependent on performance and funding. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief (3 page) statement of research interests and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be directly emailed to the same address. All materials must be received no later than November 30, 2017.
UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/ ). Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE