Applications are invited for 1-2 Postdoctoral Scholar positions in extragalactic astrophysics at Caltech/IPAC. The successful applicant(s) will work with Drs. Janice Lee and Harry Teplitz on ultraviolet and optical imaging from Hubble Space Telescope Treasury programs including: "PHANGS-HST: Linking Stars and Gas throughout the Scales of Star Formation” and “UVCANDELS: Ultraviolet Imaging of the Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey Fields”.
Successful applicants will be responsible for HST data processing, analysis and interpretation, and publication of scientific results. Research experience with HST data, and in extragalactic astronomy or star formation is highly desirable. Experience with effectively working in a team environment is preferred.
The successful applicant(s) will have a fraction of their time for independent research, and will have access to observing facilities, including Palomar.
Each appointment will be for two years, based on current projected funding, with a possible extension for an additional year if future funding becomes available. To apply, please email the following in a single pdf file: (1) a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) publication list, (4) the names and contact information of three references, and (5) a summary of previous and current research (limited to 3 pages).
Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Complete applications submitted by January 3, 2019 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until qualified candidates have been identified.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in astrophysics or related fields by the starting date (summer 2019, but earlier start dates are possible).
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage members of groups that have been underrepresented in STEM fields to apply.