Post-Doctoral position in the area of spectral modeling of extragalactic targets

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for an excellent post-doctoral researcher to work with Professor Michael Maseda.  The successful applicant will work with Professor Maseda and international teams of collaborators on observations and modeling of chemical and physical evolution in galaxies across cosmic time using spectroscopy from surveys using the James Webb Space Telescope.  In particular, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with NIRSpec data from programs JWST-GO-04233 and/or JWST-GO-03659.

Candidates with expertise in spectroscopy and spectral modeling of extragalactic targets are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in studies of galaxy formation, the quenching of star formation, chemical and structural evolution in galaxies, multi-wavelength observations, and/or spectroscopic data reduction.

This 100%-time appointment is for an initial period of two years with a possible extension to a total of three years, contingent on funding and performance. The preferred starting date is September 2024, but an earlier or later start date is also possible. 

The postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to mentor graduate/undergraduate students and have access to observational facilities of the department (including NOEMA/IRAM 30m, WIYN, and SALT). 

Applicants must have a PhD by the starting date in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or a closely related field. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

The application should include a single PDF file containing:

* a cover letter

* a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications

* a statement of past research experience and future research interest (no more than 3 pages)

In addition, please arrange for at least 2 (and no more than 3) reference letters to be sent directly from the writers.

Please send the application materials electronically to [email protected], including "postdoc application" in the subject line. Applications received by January 5, 2024, will be ensured full consideration.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Nov 17
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 05


Michael Maseda