Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in astronomy at Texas A&M University. The postdoctoral scholar will work with Prof. Jonelle Walsh on studies of supermassive black holes/active galactic nuclei and their host galaxies. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to join a large, ongoing Gemini AO observing program to dynamically detect black holes in nearby galaxies. The program further makes use of large-scale integral field spectroscopy and HST imaging observations. The postdoctoral researcher will also have time to devote to independent research. Prior experience obtaining or working with optical/near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging, conducting kinematic measurements, or constructing dynamical models of galaxies is considered a plus.
The initial appointment is for two years, with an additional year contingent on performance and funding. The anticipated start date is on or around September 1, 2018. The selected candidate must provide official proof of completed PhD or equivalent degree requirements six weeks prior to the start date. The position also includes competitive benefits through TAMU; see https://employees.tamu.edu/benefits/ for details.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests, all as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Completed applications received by this date will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. TAMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we especially encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.
Health insurance; options for dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance; vacation leave; sick leave.
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