Postdoctoral Research Position in Galaxy Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 13, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Rochester Institute of Technology
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84 Lomb Memorial Dr.
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United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in galaxy evolution. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Jeyhan Kartaltepe, her research group, and collaborators to develop an interactive public archive for spectroscopic observations and associated data products in the COSMOS field. Duties include reducing and analyzing archival spectroscopy, preparing datasets for public release, various spectroscopic measurements, and collaborating with graduate and undergraduate students, plus the larger COSMOS collaboration, on scientific publications and observing proposals. Opportunities to work on several large Cycle 1 JWST programs, including COSMOS-Web, CEERS, WDEEP, and PRIMER will also be available.

Applicants must have a PhD in astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field, at the start of the appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have a background in observational extragalactic astrophysics and galaxy evolution with experience in reducing and analyzing spectroscopic observations. Interest in student mentoring, citizen science, astronomical databases, and web development is a plus.

The appointment is for a period of three years contingent on performance with an anticipated start date in Summer/Fall 2022. Applications should be submitted online at (reference 5353BR) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and a statement of current and future research interests. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to [email protected]. All applications received by December 18 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral researchers are eligible for all RIT staff benefits, including medical, dental, and retirment benefits. For full details, see:

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Jeyhan Kartaltepe