The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Professor Hsiao-Wen Chen on a wide range of subjects in extragalatic research, in particular the origin of circumgalactic gas and its connection with star formation in galaxies.
The appointment will be for two years, with extension to a third year based on performance. At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics/Astronomy or related disciplines. The successful candidate is expected to lead an important aspect of the Cosmic Ultraviolet Baryon Survey (CUBS), a combined large HST and Magellan program, in addition to other ongoing projects in the group. Previous experience with galaxy surveys and absorption spectroscopy is desirable, but not required. The Postdoctoral Scholar is also encouraged to conduct their own independent research utilizing local and/or national, international resources.
The University of Chicago has access to the Magellan Telescopes and is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Department members are also involved in the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Fermilab and Argonne National Labs.
To apply, please submit: a CV including publication list; a statement of research interests; and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
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