Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Las Campanas Observatory
La Serena
Job Announcement Text: 

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution in Pasadena, California, invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position working with the Carnegie-LCO Galaxies at the Highest Redshift Project (CGHR) to begin September 1, 2019, or earlier. This is a fulltime position based at the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in Chile.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Description:

The Carnegie-LCO Galaxies at the Highest Redshifts project (CGHR) and the LAGER (Lyman Alpha Galaxies in Epoch of Reionization) collaboration have an opening for a postdoctoral position. The CGHR project exploits data from the Hubble Frontier Fields (HFF) program to select and study galaxies at z ~ 10, and the “LAGER” project is the largest narrow- band (NB964, DECam) survey for Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs) at z ~ 7, over a large area. Both projects involve follow up spectroscopy, data analysis and modeling.

This appointment will be for two years with a possible third year extension based on performance and funding availability. The successful applicant will be based in La Serena at the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in Chile. Requests for additional information should be sent to Leopoldo Infante, Director LCO (

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in astronomy or physics

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous observational experience in low signal to noise Optical and NIR imaging and spectroscopy are highly desirable.

Application and Deadline:

Applications should consist of a current vita including a list of publications, a statement of experience relevant to this position, and the names of three references who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online at the following URL:

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2019.

Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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