Applications are invited for two open postdoctoral research positions at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The successful applicant(s) will work in collaboration with the ISM*@ST researchers to study evolved stars in nearby galaxies. These positions are expected to start as early as Fall 2021. In particular, we are looking for applicants interested in the following projects:
1. Working with Drs. Martha Boyer and Karoline Gilbert, use optical to infrared Hubble imaging to constrain stellar evolution models of metal-poor giants and supergiants as part of the Local Ultraviolet and Infrared Treasury (LUVIT) program. Position can start as early as Fall 2021. Later start time will be considered.
2. Working with Dr. Martha Boyer to use infrared JWST imaging and spectroscopy of dusty stars and ISM dust to study the lifecycle of dust in an extremely metal-poor environment (Sextans A).This position can start as early as Spring 2022. Later start time will also be considered.
The postdoc(s) would work closely as part of the dynamic, welcoming, and inclusive ISM*@ST group (https://sites.google.com/view/ism-stsci) that includes Drs. Martha Boyer, Karoline Gilbert, Karl Gordon, Joshua Peek, Julia Roman-Duval, Erik Tollerud, and a number of postdocs and graduate students. The ISM*@ST group has broad scientific interests centered on the interstellar medium, from dust producing stars to the gas and dust in the interstellar and circumgalactic medium, and studies of resolved stellar populations. This research will involve working with and, if possible, proposing for observations with Hubble, JWST, and ground-based facilities. Independent research in related areas will be encouraged and supported up to the 50% level pending satisfactory progress on the funded projects.
The successful applicants will benefit from the career mentoring program at STScI, interactions with the STScI and Johns Hopkins University research staff, and a stimulating work environment rich in colloquia, journal clubs, symposia, and learning opportunities related to the missions supported by STScI (HST, JWST, Roman). STScI is a member of SDSS-V, and the successful applicant will have full data rights to this project.
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The following materials are requested in single PDF file: a brief cover letter detailing your research interests and relevant expertise, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages). Complete applications received by August 23, 2021 will receive full consideration. Also, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted by August 30, 2021 via the on-line application system. Questions regarding the application process can be sent directly to email@example.com.
STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package. Explore our benefits at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefit Explore all career opportunities on our website at www.stsci.edu/opportunities. This position can support teleworking 3-4 days a week and working onsite 1-2 days a week.
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