The Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of observational astronomy to start in Fall 2021. The postdoc fellow will be working with Prof. Yue Shen on topics related to reverberation mapping, AGN variability and co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes. Specifically, the postdoc fellow will work on imaging and spectroscopic data from the SDSS-V survey, the Dark Energy Survey, HST programs, as well as other dedicated observing programs on the science themes of this position (mostly UV-optical-IR data). The project will also extensively use public survey data (space- and ground-based surveys). Candidates must have a PhD in astronomy or related fields at the time of beginning this position. Candidates with expertise in reverberation mapping, AGN variability and accretion physics in general, and related imaging/spectral/time-series analysis and coding proficiency will be considered favorably.
The position is for an initial period of two years, with potential extensions depending on available funding.
Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research accomplishments and plans (preferably within three pages), and compile a single PDF file to send directly to Prof. Shen by email (email@example.com). In addition, the applicant should arrange three reference letters to send to the same email address. Applications received before Feb 14, 2021 will receive full consideration.
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