The University of Texas Astronomy Department and McDonald Observatory seek a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out research in the fields of Star Formation, Exoplanets, Stellar Astrophysics or the Interstellar Medium. Applicants with observational, theoretical, or instrumentation expertise in any of these fields are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will employ the Immersion GRating INfrared Spectrograph (IGRINS) while working closely with Prof. Daniel Jaffe and Dr. Gregory Mace.
This fellowship will provide unique access to IGRINS, including guaranteed time, Gemini Large and Long Programs and more than 5 years of archived spectra. IGRINS observes from 1.45-2.5um in a single exposure at R=45,000. IGRINS has a fully developed pipeline and an experienced user community. We anticipate IGRINS will be on the 8.1m Gemini South Telescope, or the neighboring 4.1m SOAR telescope, for the duration of this fellowship. The applicant will lead a major IGRINS observational study in one of their areas of interest and will have additional time to lead other programs.
Desired qualifications include one or more of: a track record of astronomical research, observing experience, experience with astronomical instrumentation, or familiarity with data analysis for high-resolution spectroscopy.
The start date is flexible and can be any time in 2020. By the starting date, the applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely related field. The appointment is for two years, with a third year likely but contingent on funding and performance.
Applicants should submit a CV, statement of current and future research interests, and a list of three people familiar with the applicant's research who can be contacted for references. Letters of reference are not requested at this time. All application materials should follow the guidelines presented here: https://jobregister.aas.org/postdoc-application-guidelines
Applications will be accepted in electronic form only, as a single PDF sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.