Post-doctoral position in observational IR astronomy

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in observational infrared astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Western Ontario. The successful candidate will pursue projects with Prof. Els Peeters. These projects will be related to studies of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and dust in various environments, with an emphasis on (galactic and extragalactic) star-forming regions and photodissociation regions (PDRs), and will utilize Spitzer, SOFIA, ground-based and future JWST observations. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the preparation for the upcoming JWST mission and in the analysis of JWST Early Release Science data.

Candidates must have a PhD in astrophysics or related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in IR astronomy and astronomical data reduction. Prior research experience with PAHs and dust is desirable but not required. The appointment is for 2 years with an additional year dependent upon performance and continued funding. The start date is flexible but is expected to be summer 2017.

Applicants should send (preferably electronically) a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be send directly to Dr. Peeters by March 1, 2017. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity.

Name: Els Peeters
Email address: epeeters@uwo.ca
Affiliation: University of Western Ontario

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