Postdoctoral position – University of Minnesota, A blind survey with JWST-NIRSPec

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Job Description

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher at the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics to work with Dr. Claudia Scarlata and collaborators. The postdoc will work with NIRSpec spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The data were acquired with an innovative strategy that allows the use of NIRSpec as a slitless spectrograph. More details can be found here. The postdoc will be responsible for the development of the data-reduction pipeline for this new observing method. Previous experience with slitless spectroscopy and JWST spectroscopic data is highly desirable.   

The data will enable a large breadth of science related to the first galaxies and the epoch of reionization, and the postdoc will have the freedom to design their own project according to their scientific interests and in coordination with other  members of the team. The postdoc will work with many collaborators, including Drs M. Hayes at Stockholm University, A. Henry at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Part of the time may be available for independent research or new projects in related areas. 

The initial appointment for the position is for at least one year, with the expected renewal to a 2nd and 3rd year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The position is open effective immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please provide in a single pdf the following documents:
- cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- publication list,
- statement of research experience and interests,

In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent via email to Benji Koshy ([email protected]). 

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 22
Application Deadline
2024 Feb 23
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