Postdoctoral Researcher Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Colorado, Boulder
Department Name: 
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research positions to work in the Extragalactic Astrophysics group in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder with Professor Erica Nelson. In this position, the candidate will conduct research related to the formation and evolution of galaxies at z>3 with data from JWST cycles 1 and 2. These projects include spectroscopy of “universebreaker” galaxies, the Pirate code for inferring resolved stellar populations, the kinematic evolution of galaxies before the peak of the cosmic star formation history, and population-level analysis of the structural properties of galaxies at z>6. The applicant will work collaboratively with Professor Nelson to build an understanding of how early galaxies form and evolve. New ideas and research proposals in the field of early galaxy evolution are also encouraged.

Application instructions:

Review of applications will begin December 22, 2023, and applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or related field at the start of the position. Preferred qualifications include experience with spectroscopic data reduction and analysis, space-based imaging, photometry, stellar population synthesis, and kindness. Applicants should submit a cover letter describing interest in the position, CV with a list of publications, and a brief [up to 3 pages] statement of your scholarly interests and how you would contribute to a research program on early galaxy evolution.

The start date is flexible, any time in 2024. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years, with renewal for a third year contingent upon satisfactory progress.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$65000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$70000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 22, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Erica Nelson
Assistant Professor
United States of America
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