Postdoctoral Researcher for IRIS, Thirty Meter Telescope

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
UC San Diego
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) at UCSD seeks a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate with Prof. Shelley Wright on IRIS, a first light instrument for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). IRIS is a near-infrared imager and integral field spectrograph designed to work with TMT’s adaptive optics system. The successful applicant will work in the CASS Optical and Infrared Laboratory and participate in the design and development of the data reduction pipeline and visualization tools for IRIS, as well as investigating IRIS/TMT science cases.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics by the start of the appointment (early to mid-2018). Preference will be made for those candidates with prior experience in optical/infrared detectors, data reduction and analysis routines, and software development for astronomical data sets. The position will be up to three years, with annual appointment renewals that are dependent on performance and funding. The position will offer some level of support for independent research, with research and travel funds available. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief (3 page) statement of research interests and experience to saw@physics.ucsd.eduThree letters of recommendation should also be directly emailed. All materials must be received no later than November 10, 2017.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE

Included Benefits: 

Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance coverage is offered through the University for postdocs and their families.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Shelley Wright
Assistant Professor
University of California San Diego
Department Name: 
Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences
United States of America