Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Univ. of South Carolina
City: 
Columbia
State/Province: 
SC
Zip/Postal: 
29208
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The postdoc will assist Prof. Varsha Kulkarni in ongoing research in observational extragalactic astrophysics and help develop new directions in this area. Duties will include analyzing optical/ultraviolet/infrared data (e.g. from Hubble Space Telescope, Keck telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and other archival data) on quasars, galaxies, circumgalactic/ intergalactic medium, and the implications for galaxy evolution; helping with the preparation of new observing proposals and obtaining the observations; and helping create and explore new research directions in astrophysical topics of mutual interest.

Qualifications: PhD in astronomy/astrophysics. Research experience in extragalactic astrophysics is essential, especially experience in analyzing optical/UV/IR quasar spectra, including Echelle spectra, spectral line fitting, and ionization modeling. Some experience in the atomic physics relevant for astrophysical spectroscopy and/or simulations or models of galaxy evolution would be a plus. Strong skills in astronomical data analysis, modeling software, and computer programming (including IDL/Python).

Applicants should submit a CV, a summary of prior research, and a list of 3 references at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/87638, and ask the references to send recommendation letters to kulkarni@sc.edu. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 31, 2020, or until the position is filled. The position could begin as early as Nov. 1, 2020.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Varsha Kulkarni
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Univ. of South Carolina
Department Name: 
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Columbia
State/Province: 
SC
Zip/Postal Code: 
29208
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
kulkarni@sc.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Varsha Kulkarni
Email: 
kulkarni@sc.edu