A full-time position as a Research Assistant in Astrophysics is available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The primary research focus is the "Survey of HI in Extremely Low-Mass Dwarfs" ("SHIELD"), a multi-wavelength study of extremely low-mass galaxies in the local universe. The position duration is flexible depending on the mutually agreed start date.
Work will include the analysis and interpretation of data from the Jansky Very Large Array, the preparation of scholarly journal articles, and the presentation of results at national meetings. Work will likely be completed in a remote setting due to the current health situation.
1. BA in Physics and/or Astronomy, and a strong interest in Astronomy or Astrophysics as a career.
2. Scientific analysis skills, including but not limited to, preparation and presentation of data.
For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. Include contact information for two referees who can speak to your performance and/or potential in the research setting. Review of applications will begin immediately. The nominal position start date is October 1, 2020.
Direct all inquires to Professor John M. Cannon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Macalester College strongly encourages people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.