Johns Hopkins University, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:JHU-Physics-STSCIPD [#23942]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist at STScI
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astronomy / Observational
Appl Deadline:2023/01/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/06, listed until 2023/01/30)
Position Description:    

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Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute, invite applications for a highly motivated individual to carry out postdoctoral research on topics related to galaxy evolution, quenching and AGN. The focus of the project is to understand the processes which drive the shutdown of star formation in galaxies using photometric and spectroscopic data from ground-based and space-based observatories (e.g. HST, SOFIA, Chandra, JWST, Herschel, Spitzer, UKIRT, VLT).

The successful applicant will have the option to work with and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, if desired. The candidate will benefit from the highly collaborative environment between JHU and STScI, which hosts numerous journal clubs and colloquia, and offers opportunities for collaboration with other research groups and mentoring.

This is a three-year appointment, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding and performance. The position is available immediately, with a preferred start date before August 2023.


● Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work independently

● Excellent team working skills

● Practical experience with analysis of multiwavelength observations in the context of galaxy evolution

Questions about the position should be directed to Kate Rowlands (, Katey Alatalo ( or Andreea Petric ( Applicants must hold a PhD in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field by the start of employment. Required documents include (1) Cover Letter, (2) CV and list of publications, (3) 3 page research statement (4) contact information of two people willing to provide letters of reference. Applications received by January 30, 2023 will receive full consideration.

For information on benefits see Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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Further Info:
The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218