Hawai‘i Supernova Flows Postdoctoral Fellowship – ID# 19673

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 



Applications are invited in connection with a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i in Honolulu, to work with Ben Shappee (shappee@hawaii.edu), John Tonry (jt@ifa.hawaii.edu), and Brent Tully (tully@ifa.hawaii.edu) on the Hawai‘i Supernova Flows program to determine distances to Type Ia supernovae and map the velocity field of the universe to a redshift corresponding to z=0.1.  The selected candidate is expected to be involved at all levels in the program including: (a) daily evaluation of candidate Supernova Type Ia (SNIa) events coming from Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) and other facilities, (b) the initiation of follow-up infrared photometry and spectroscopy, primarily with the 3.8-meter United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and University of Hawai‘i (UH) 2.2-meter telescope respectively, (c) contributes to development and improvement to the chain of procedures, from observations through post-observation reductions and analysis of data products, (d) maintains data base of the accumulating information, (e) participates in the scientific evaluation of the resultant products and collaboration in publications.  The successful candidate will have opportunity to apply for observing time on all Maunakea telescopes. 


The appointment is Non-Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (up to three (3) years in duration).  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.  The start date is flexible and can be anytime in 2020.  The annual salary will be approximately $68,500 per year and will include funding support for research activities.  For a full list of requirements and to apply, please visit www.rcuh.com.


The closing date for this position is February 14, 2020. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).  Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) List of Publications, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s), 6) Statement of Research Interests. All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. Also, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to this email address before the closing date, referencing Posting ID# 19673.  If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Annual salary will be approximately $68,500 per year.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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