The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution in Pasadena, California, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in extragalactic astronomy.
The Extragalactic JWST Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Dr. Andrew Newman and collaborators and is expected to lead a research program related to Cycle 1 JWST observations of an extremely bright, strongly lensed quiescent galaxy at z=2. These observations will provide an unprecedented detailed view, based on spectroscopy with high spatial resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio, of an early quiescent galaxy. Experience with integral field unit data or modeling galaxy spectra (particularly to measure stellar metallicities, star formation histories, or kinematics) is desirable, but we encourage applicants with other related skills as well. The expected start date for this position is around September 1, 2022.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be eligible and encouraged to apply for PI access to Carnegie’s observational facilities, including the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile. Carnegie is also a full institutional member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V.
At Carnegie, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that the academic environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas work together. As such, we urge applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.
The appointment will be for two years, with a third year extension possible based on performance and the availability of funding. The successful applicant must have completed the Ph.D. requirements before assuming the position. The application should include a cover letter expressing the candidate’s background and interest in the position, curriculum vitae including bibliography, and a description of past and current research. In addition, applicants should provide names and email addresses for three individuals willing to provide a letter of reference. For full consideration, please submit your application by January 7, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Dr. Newman at [email protected].
Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.
Please see our ad for another Postdoctoral Fellow position at https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/691e23b4