Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. The successful candidate will work with Professor David Sand on one or more projects centered on time domain astrophysics. Potential projects include, but are not limited to: a) the one-day cadence supernova search, DLT40, which will soon be transitioning to an even faster 12 hour cadence, b) electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave events using a new Arizona-based discovery effort, employing the full suite of Steward Observatory facilities, c) infrastructure efforts to prepare Steward Observatory for rapid and persistent follow-up of transient events in the coming years. The successful candidate will be encouraged to work with other Steward Observatory scientists, including members of the Arizona Transient Exploration and Characterization (AzTEC) team, led by Professor Nathan Smith.
Observational facilities at Steward include the 2×8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT, the twin 6.5m Magellan telescopes, and an assortment of 1-2m class telescopes. Steward is also immersed in one of the richest astronomical research environments in the world.
The position is for 2 years, renewable for a third year. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field before the commencement of the position in Summer or Fall 2018. The appointment may be started earlier if mutually agreed. To apply, in addition to submitting a UACareers application, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrange three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address as well. All applicants must also apply online to posting P20501 on the UA Careers website.
Applicants should apply by February 1, 2018.