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Postdoctoral Scholar- Astronomy


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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Astronomy

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar- Astronomy


Position Details


Position Description

The large Hubble Space Telescope program entitled  the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Southern Treasury (PHAST) survey is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to help analyze the imaging from the survey. Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral position to work with Dr. Benjamin Williams in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington in Seattle, wa. In addition to carrying out a vigorous research program on matters of mutual scientific interest with Dr. Williams and the PHAST collaboration, candidates will develop a pipeline to optimize the photometric measurements from the PHAST images and to perform crowded-field photometry, and star/galaxy separation on those images. The photometry catalog will then be available to the Postdoctoral Scholar for science investigations ranging from model fitting individual stars of interest to measuring age and metallicity distributions of the sample. This position will also be involved in the interpretation and publication of these results in the context of the formation and evolution of the Andromeda galaxy.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Qualifications

A PhD or foreign equivalent in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field. Expertise in generating and working with large catalogs of stellar photometry, and research involving stellar populations.

Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, research statement, diversity statement, as well as three letters of recommendation.

The diversity statement should address how your activities at UW could contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusivity goals (maximum length 1 page; for more information see http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but should be received by February 1, 2022 for full consideration. Please email uwastro@uw.edu if you have any questions.

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