Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy Formation and Evolution
University of Colorado
The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of
Colorado invites applications for one or two postdoctoral positions to
analyze guaranteed time Key Project observations from the SPIRE instrument
(Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver) onboard the Herschel Space
Observatory. The Key Projects will provide unprecedented data sets for
characterizing the formation and evolution of galaxies.
Herschel is expected to be launched early in 2009, followed by a performance
verification phase, then Key Project observations will begin. Opportunities
are available to participate in the analysis of data from two key projects.
The first is a deep, multilayer survey for galaxies up to high redshifts to
characterize the luminosity function, star formation history, and energy
sources of submillimeter-selected galaxies. The second is a survey of a
sample of nearby galaxies to characterize their interstellar media to build
a reference catalog. SPIRE observations will include broadband 250, 350, and
520 micron imaging; they will be complemented by additional Herschel imaging
and spectroscopy and multiwavelength data sets.
Funding is available for three years. Salary will be commensurate with the
successful applicant's experience.
To apply, send a CV listing education and research experience, including a
list of publications, to Professor Jason Glenn, CASA 389-UCB, Department of
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO,
80309. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely
related field. Arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent
to the above address. Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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