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University of California Observatories: Postdoctoral Scholar (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 1/5/15)

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The Inter Stellar+Galactic Medium Program of Studies (IMPS) at the University of California Observatories (UCO) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar in UCO and the UC Santa Cruz Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, under the direction of J. Xavier Prochaska. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct forefront, independent research on topics related to diffuse gas in the universe. IMPS combines observational, numerical, and analytical studies of the I(S+G)M and of galaxy and star formation, and includes faculty Aguirre, Krumholz, Mathews, Madau, and Prochaska. Along with other group members, the selected candidate will have access to the Keck and Lick Observatories and the Haedes super computer at UCSC. Observers and theorists (who will also be members of TASC; interested in I(S+G)M research, galaxy/IGM interactions, and star formation are encouraged to apply. Details on the Program can be found at

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Astronomy or Physics, and research experience in the field of the interstellar or intergalactic medium.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated observational or theorietical expertise in the fields of the interstellar or intergalactic medium, galaxy formation, chemical enrichment, or star formation. Candidates should also have experience with proposal writing, have a strong publication record, and possess the ability to work independently yet collegially in a team environment.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. (with list of publications).

  • Two Page Summary of Relevant Experience and Plans

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)