Postdoctoral Scholars: Observations of Supernovae and Other Transients - Astronomy Department
The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, in the area of supernovae (SNe) and other transients such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), with an expected start date in the fall of 2020.
The successful candidate will work under the direction of Prof. Alex Filippenko and will preferably have an interest and experience in optical spectropolarimetry of SNe. Other interests could include optical/infrared spectroscopy of SNe, studying long-term light curves of transients from diverse datasets; including data from the Lick and Keck Observatories; analysis of Hubble Space Telescope spectra & images of SNe, as well as images of their environments; the SN Hubble diagram; and progenitors of SNe. The successful candidate will participate in observations & data reduction, writing proposals and papers, developing data-analysis software, and assisting graduate and undergraduate students in the research group.
The position is for two years, full time, with renewal for a third year contingent on performance & funding. The position will be open until filled.
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