Postdoctoral Research Associate, Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 3, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
710 North Pleasant Street
Street Line 3: 
01003
City: 
Amherst
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
01003
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 imaging from the James Webb Space Telescope UNCOVER treasury survey (involvement in other large surveys possible); previous experience with Hubble 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, 2022, 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 January 14, 2022 will be given full consideration.

UMass Amherst is committed to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, and participation in academic programs, activities, and services. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Included Benefits: 

UMass Amherst postdoctorate employee benefits summary:  https://www.umass.edu/humres/postdoctorate-employees

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 14, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Kate Whitaker
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
710 North Pleasant Street
Street Line 2: 
Lederle Graduate Research Tower, LRGT-524
City: 
Amherst
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
01003
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
(413) 545-3556
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kate Whitaker
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