Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the field of Observational Galaxy Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Arizona State University
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in the field of observational galaxy evolution.

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with Prof. Allison Noble on observations of high-redshift galaxy clusters.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on analysis of ALMA observations to study spatially-resolved molecular gas and dusty star formation in z>1 cluster galaxies and Brightest Cluster Galaxies (BCGs), and additionally collaborate with the international SpARCS and GOGREEN cluster survey teams.  Applicants who have prior experience with radio/millimeter imaging and interferometry are particularly encouraged to apply.  A portion of time will also be available for independent research in related areas.

SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and geology.  ASU faculty and scientists benefit from access to many telescopes, including the 6.5m Magellan telescopes in Chile, the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT telescope, and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona.  ASU is also a partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).  Read more about SESE at

The initial appointment is being made on a fiscal year, full-time appointment for two years with subsequent annual renewal for up to one additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The nominal start date is September 2020.  This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and health benefits. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a related field by time of appointment. Desired qualifications include prior experience with radio/millimeter imaging and interferometry, and interest in galaxy evolution.

To apply, please submit to to include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  •  A curriculum vitae with a publication list 
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

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Included Benefits: 

This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and health benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Arizona State University
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The School of Earth and Space Exploration