INAF is looking for two postdoctoral researchers who will join the ERC-funded research group lead by Dr. Paolo Serra at the Cagliari Astronomical Observatory. The two researchers will lead the first science of the MeerKAT Fornax Survey -- a large, deep radio survey of the Fornax galaxy cluster on the SKA pathfinder MeerKAT. They will join the international Fornax team and take the lead in the scientific exploitation of the data with focus on: the effect of the environment on the resolved HI and star formation properties of massive and dwarf galaxies in the cluster; the HI mass function; and the detection and imaging of HI in the intra-cluster medium. The two researchers will also combine the radio data from MeerKAT with ancillary data and simulations available as part of the Fornax collaboration. Finally, they will play a strong role in strengthening the collaboration between the Fornax team and staff at the SKA South Africa organisation.
Applicants should have a strong publication record as well as experience in radio interferometry and/or research in extragalactic astrophysics. Applications (including CV, publication list and a descirption of past research and planned contribution to the project) and 3 reference letters should be sent via email to email@example.com by 15 December 2017. Both appointments have a duration of 3 years. For more details on the positions and how to apply see link below.
The Cagliari Astronomical Observatory is part of INAF, a network of 17 research institutes spread throughout Italy. INAF operates a range of telescopes including the recently opened 64-m Sardinia Radio Telescope and the 3.6-m Galileo National Telescope. INAF is a major partner of ESO (playing a leading role in several projects including VST and E-ELT). It is also a member of the Large Binocular Telescope collaboration and it is the Italian representative within the SKA project. For more information visit www.inaf.it .
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