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Deadline: 2013-12-01
Location: Lawrence, KS, USA

Postdoctoral Researcher in Galaxy Evolution, Lawrence, Kansas

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Gregory Rudnick on one or more of the following topics: i) galaxy evolution in the infall regions of galaxy clusters at intermediate redshift or ii) molecular line observations of high redshift cluster galaxies. These projects make use of existing or approved observations with the VLT, Spitzer, HST, EVLA, CFHT, and Magellan. Previous experience with ground-based spectroscopy, HST Grism spectroscopy, or molecular line observations of galaxies is preferred. 50% of the successful candidate’s time is expected to be devoted to the development of their own research program. The appointment is initially for 2 years. Further extension is contingent on additional funding and performance. The salary is competitive and includes funds for travel and computers. The successful applicant will be encouraged to take part in collaborations with Prof. Rudnick’s national and international collaborators. The hope is that the candidate can start in August 2014.

The University of Kansas has a vibrant research atmosphere with 9 faculty working in the field of astrophysics ranging from galactic chemical evolution, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, space physics, and extragalactic astronomy. Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is and affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, affordable living, and a diverse cultural mix. It has often been called the “Austin of Kansas.” It is also only an hour from the many good things that Kansas City has to offer.

For a complete job description and to apply go to http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/3854. Applicants should submit a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references, their CV, publication list, a statement of past research, and a statement of research interests. In addition, three reference letters should be sent to Kristin Rennells . For questions, please contact grudnick[AT]ku.edu. Those applicants attending the Jan. 2014 AAS meeting should contact grudnick[AT]ku.edu to schedule an interview. Full consideration will be given to applicants whose materials are received by Dec. 1, 2013.

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