Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral research associates to join the team of a European Research Council Advanced Grant project at the University of Oxford under the direction of Professor Andy Bunker in the Department of Physics. The project, FirstGalaxies, studies galaxy evolution at high redshift through analysis of James Webb Space Telescope observations of high redshift galaxies. Professor Bunker is a member of the Instrument Science Team for the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) on JWST, and much of the Guaranteed Observing time of the Team will be spent on a large galaxy evolution study using the multi-object capabilities of NIRSpec. It is anticipated that the postdoctoral researchers will work with Professor Bunker and other members of the Instrument Science Team on the reduction, analysis and interpretation of these spectra, as well as with our colleagues on the NIRCam Instrument Science Team as part of the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES).
The posts are available initially for two years with a possible extension for a third year.
Successful candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics, should have expertise in high redshift galaxies and galaxy evolution (observations or theory), have the ability to work in a team and successfully conclude projects, have a proven record of research and publications in this or related areas commensurate with experience, and show willingness to contribute to the wider JWST JADES collaboration.
You will also be asked to upload a CV and statement of research interests, and arrange for two references to be sent to Leanne O’Donnell by the closing date – [email protected] All applications must be received by midday UK time on the closing date stated in the advertisement.
September 10, 2021