Center for Astrophysical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Position ID:JHU-CAS-ARSSA [#2293]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Stellar Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astronomy
Appl Deadline:2012/12/31 finished (posted 2012/11/01, updated 2012/12/06, listed until 2013/01/31)
Position Description:    

The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position (Assistant Research Scientist) related to studies of stellar astrophysics, to work with Dr. Jason Kalirai. The appointment is for two years, and is available in the spring or summer of 2013. The successful candidate will work on several projects related to ground and space based imaging and ground based spectroscopy of resolved stellar populations (e.g., open and globular star clusters). One of the goals of this research is to constrain aspects of stellar evolution theory, such as timescales and mass loss rates. The candidate will lead the planning, execution, and analysis of these projects. Part of the research will be associated with ultra-deep HST investigations of the stellar populations of nearby star clusters. Independent research in related areas with other members of the JHU and neighboring Space Telescope Science Institute's research staff will be strongly supported and encouraged.

Candidates should possess a PhD in astronomy or expect to obtain one very soon. Ideal candidates should also have a background in resolved stellar populations and stellar evolution, and be familiar with photometric or spectroscopic techniques for UV, optical, or near-IR astronomy. Candidates are requested to submit an application by sending the following material: 1.) a cover letter, 2.) curriculum vitae, 3.) list of publications (if not in CV), 4) brief statement of research interests and recent achievements (max 2 pages), and 5.) a list of any other accomplishments and/or relevant technical expertise. Additionally, candidates are required to supply a list of three people familiar with their research who can be contacted for letters of reference. Complete applications received by December 31, 2012 will be given full consideration.

Applications will only be accepted in electronic form. Applicants may submit documentation as a single PDF to:, or applicants may upload PDF documents to AcademicJobsOnline. Candidates will be contacted for interviews over the phone or in person at the January 2013 AAS meeting. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Jason Kalirai at 410-338-4747 or

Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
151 Bloomberg Center
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218

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