Texas A&M University, Physics and Astronomy

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Position ID:TAMU-PHYS-POSTDOC [#26677, R-067563]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Extragalactic Astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:College Station, Texas 77843-4242, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astronomy / Astronomical Instrumentation, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astrophysics, Astrostatistics, Cosmology, Observational
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/11/21)
Position Description:    

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The Texas A&M University astronomy group invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in high-redshift galaxy formation and evolution. The postdoctoral associate will work in collaboration with Prof. Justin Spilker analyzing imaging and spectroscopy of distant galaxies from JWST, ALMA, and HST. Applicants with experience in optical/infrared imaging, grism and/or IFU spectroscopy, or radio/submillimeter interferometry are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on projects related to high-redshift galaxy kinematics and outflows from JWST integral-field spectroscopy, rest-UV/optical properties of obscured galaxies, and multiwavelength UV-optical-IR resolved imaging and spectroscopy of high-redshift galaxies. The applicant will be encouraged to develop and lead future observing programs, develop collaborations with other TAMU astronomers, and serve as a mentor for graduate and/or undergraduate student researchers.

The start date is flexible from May – October 2024. The appointment will be for two years, with continuation for a third year contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics by the anticipated start date. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position includes funding to support moving expenses, travel, computing and other research activities. This is an in-person position located in College Station, Texas. Ability to work legally in the United States is required.

Applicants should submit cover letter describing interest in the position, a CV with list of publications, and a brief statement of research plans and interests as a single PDF to https://jobs.tamu.edu for position R-067563 Postdoctoral Research Associate (ASTR). The research statement need not be customized for this position. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply to the more broadly focused Texas A&M astronomy group postdoctoral positions under listing R-067989, also with application review beginning January 15, 2024. All applicants for the more broadly-focused position will also be considered for this listing.

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Contact: Justin Spilker
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Texas A&M University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
4242 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4242
Web Page: https://physics.tamu.edu