Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in high redshift observational galaxy formation and evolution at UMass Amherst. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Kate Whitaker, with a focus analyzing spectroscopy from the James Webb Space Telescope (involvement in other large surveys possible); previous experience with spectroscopic data is desirable, but not necessary. The Five College Astronomy Department offers a vibrant and collegial atmosphere. The successful candidate will be able to spend a fraction of their time on independent research, with the possibility of an international affiliation with the Cosmic Dawn Center in Copenhagen. They may engage in local opportunities for research mentoring, teaching, and outreach, as desired. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for an additional two years contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and availability of funds. The appointment is expected to start on or before Sept. 1, 2024, and requires the completion of a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or related field.
Applications should include a single PDF file containing curriculum vitae (including publication list), a summary of past research accomplishments (3 page limit), and current research interests (1-3 pages). Reference letters will be upon request. Applications received by December 15, 2023 will be given full consideration.
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Application Deadline: December 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: TBD
Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants