The department of Steward Observatory seeks applications for 1-2 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in observational and experimental astrophysics at the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. The research will be in collaboration with Professor Dan Marrone and his collaborators within and outside of the department. Researchers with experience in one or more of the following topics are encouraged to apply: millimeter-wavelength instrumentation, radio interferometric observations (especially with ALMA or VLBI), line intensity mapping, high-redshift galaxy formation, or black hole astrophysics.
We anticipate making one or more appointments to fill multiple research opportunities. These include:
- Design and construction of the NASA-funded Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a balloon-borne intensity mapping experiment.
- Testing, commissioning, and science utilization with the Tomographic Ionized-carbon Mapping Experiment, a ground-based spectroscopic camera that will begin data collection at the Arizona Radio Observatory Kitt Peak 12m antenna in 2020.
- Instrumentation development for the Event Horizon Telescope, a global array of millimeter-wavelength radio observatories studying event-horizon-scale physics through the technique of VLBI.
- Analysis and interpretation of Event Horizon Telescope data, particularly for the key targets: the Sgr A* black hole in the Milky Way galaxy and the M87* black hole for which an image was released in April 2019.
- High-redshift galaxy formation science as part of the South Pole Telescope submillimeter galaxy team, which has a wealth of data from ALMA and other observatories, and an approved Early Release Science program.
The successful applicants will have access to the observational and computational facilities of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, including the 10-meter Submillimeter Telescope on Mt. Graham, the 12-meter ALMA Prototype Antenna on Kitt Peak, the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, and the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes.
For more information and detailed instructions, visit https://uacareers.com/postings/43703 and apply to position # P20940.