Postdoctoral Research Associate - Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Job Announcement Text: 

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION – UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in observational astrophysics with the TolTEC camera on the Large Millimeter Telescope in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The successful candidate will work with Professor Grant Wilson on development, deployment, and data analysis of the TolTEC camera (see as it begins a series of large-scale legacy surveys of the mm-wavelength sky. As a formal member of the TolTEC Project team, you will lead and participate in different aspects of the instrument commissioning and survey science – having access to both the public legacy surveys and to private observing time with TolTEC and other LMT instruments. As a principal author of TolTEC’s data analysis pipeline you will have privileged access to the exciting and wide array of scientific projects undertaken by the camera in its first years of use. 

Applicants with experience in data pipeline development, instrumentation, and/or ground or balloon-borne mm-astronomy are encouraged to apply.  The initial position is for two years which may be renewed for a third year subject to performance review.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Candidates must also have ability and willingness to travel to Mexico.

Included benefits: Postdoctoral researchers in the UMass system receive benefits, including health insurance.

Email inquiries: Grant Wilson ([email protected])

Applications must be submitted online to: Please include a curriculum vitae (including publication list), a summary of past research accomplishments and current research interests. Applicants should also provide contact information for three professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of February 1, 2017 in order to ensure consideration.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral researchers in the UMass system receive benefits, including health insurance.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
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