Post-Doctoral Research in Spectroscopy of Active Galactic Nuclei with JWST

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Space Telescope Science Institute
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Job Description

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position to work with Dr. Patrick Ogle and collaborators, on observational studies of radio-loud active galactic nuclei and their impact on galaxy evolution. This research will include analysis and interpretation of infrared spectroscopy with the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) and Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and supporting multiwavelength observations. Part of the time may be available for independent research or new projects in related areas. The nominal start date is expected to be in Spring/Summer 2024, but other dates are negotiable. The initial appointment is for two years, with an expected renewal to a 3rd year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The successful applicants will benefit from the career mentoring program at STScI, interactions with the Johns Hopkins University research staff, and a stimulating work environment rich in colloquia, journal clubs, symposia, and learning opportunities related to the missions supported by STScI (HST, JWST, and Roman).

STScI, located on Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, offers an excellent benefit package, competitive salaries, relocation assistance and a stimulating work environment. STScI’s pay is commensurate to the year of Ph.D.

Any questions about the position should be directed to [email protected].

Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Physics, or related fields at the start of the position. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: (a) infrared/optical spectroscopy; (b) data reduction from space-based observatories; (c) galaxy interstellar medium studies; (d) AGN properties and feedback; (e) simulations of galaxies and/or jets. More important is the willingness to take on new projects, learn new skills, and work independently to bring these projects to fruition.

Applicants are requested to complete an on-line application through:

The following materials will be requested in PDF format: a brief cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a concise (1-3 page) statement of research interests, accomplishments, and relevant technical experience. Complete applications received by January 15, 2024, will receive full consideration. Also, applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference. Reference letters must be submitted by the same date via the on-line application system.

Questions regarding the application process can be sent directly to [email protected].

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at [email protected] #LIHYBRID

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Nov 20
Application Deadline
2024 Jan 15
Reference Code
Space Telescope Science Institute


Christine Rueter