We seek a postdoctoral researcher who will work primarily with Scott Chapman on two topics related to galaxy (proto)cluster formation. The post-holder will be based either at NRC in Victoria or the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Firstly, the PDRA will work with the South Pole Telescope team on a sample of protoclusters at z=4-7, identified with dedicated ALMA followup programs, putting these active protoclusters in context with galaxy and cluster formation, work with the SPT surveys to uncover proto-clusters, and propose to Gemini, ALMA, etc. for followup.
Secondly, the post-holder will work with the Adaptive Optics group on Point Spread Function reconstruction, aimed at a new Multi-object Integral Field Spectrograph instrument (GIRMOS) being built for the Gemini telescope. This modelling and simulation work will inform the design of this instrument, and act as a vehicle to estimate the scientific potential of the instrument for studying early galaxies and followup to JWST sources.
The position is funded for 2 years (with potential for extension). The start date is September 2019 but an earlier start is possible.
The post-holder will have completed a PhD in galaxy formation or a related field, and have a track record of publication in astronomical journals. Experience with instrumentation, and/or modelling of astronomical data is an asset.
Job specification is available here.
Candidates will need to upload a CV, a statement of research (2 pages maximum), and contact information for three references. Cover letter can be included in “Statement in Support of your Application” section of the online form.