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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 31, 2020, or until the position is filled. The position could begin as early as Nov. 1, 2020.