Supermassive black holes and galaxies in the epoch of reionzation
Postdoctoral positions (Deadline: December 1st, 2018)
The successful applicant will work on one or more of the following topics: i) analysis of on-going multi-wavelength projects to characterize the highest-redshift quasars; ii) development of new observational programs and tools in preparation for JWST studies of the first billion years of the universe; iii) code and strategy development to efficiently identify the most distant quasars and galaxies using current and upcoming facilities like LSST and Euclid. Our group can provide membership to both LSST and Euclid if that is to be an important research focus for the successful applicant. Previous experience in analysis of HST data, ground-based imaging and spectroscopy, code development, and/or the mining of large datasets are valuable assets, but any candidate with a strong track record and interest in the early universe will be considered. A fraction of the successful candidate's time is expected to be devoted to independent research.
PhD positions (Deadline: November 21st, 2018)
We have several projects related to understanding the formation and characterization of the earliest structures in the universe as well as challenging Big Data programs. The exact project will depend on the background, skills, and interest of the applicants.