Postdoctoral Research Associate in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Texas A&M University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
4242 TAMU
College Station
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Texas A&M Astronomy group invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the high-redshift galaxy evolution group.  Applicants with experience in processing and analyzing optical/near-IR/mid-IR imaging and spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply.  

The successful applicant will study the properties of high-redshift galaxies using data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in collaboration with Prof. Casey Papovich.   The datasets include those from the CEERS JWST/ERS program (, the WDEEP JWST/Cycle 1 Treasury program (, the PRIMER JWST/Cycle 1 Treasury program (, and other JWST extragalactic programs.  The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop future JWST programs and programs with other telescopes to support the JWST observations.  The successful applicant will also have opportunities to mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to the astronomy group community.  

Texas A&M has a vibrant, diverse astronomy group, supported in part by generous support from the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Mitchell Institute and encouraged to participate fully within this environment.  The  successful candidate will also have access to the High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) resource at Texas A&M ( and have access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center ( .

The start date is flexible, with an anticipated start date of September 2022.  The appointment is expected to continue for three years assuming satisfactory performance and availability of funding.  Applicants must be able to provide proof of completion of an earned PhD in astronomy or physics before the anticipated start date.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The position includes funding to support travel and other research activities.  The positions also include competitive benefits through Texas A&M; see for details.

All applications must be submitted at for position R-044849 (Postdoctoral Research Associate:  ASTR).  Applicants should submit a single pdf containing cover letter, CV with full list of publications, and statement of research interests (maximum five pages). 

Consideration of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, and applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Texas A&M is an EEO/AA employer, and astronomers from traditionally marginalized backgrounds and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply to the more broadly focused Texas A&M astronomy group postdoctoral positions under listing R-043499, due January 3, 2022.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary is commensurate.
Included Benefits: 

Health insurance; life insurance; optional vision, dental, AD&D, and additional life insurances; retirement; vacation leave; sick leave

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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