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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution in Pasadena, California, invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position working with the Carnegie-LCO Galaxies at the Highest Redshift Project (CGHR) to begin September 1, 2019, or earlier. This is a fulltime position based at the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in Chile.


Position Description:


The Carnegie-LCO Galaxies at the Highest Redshifts project (CGHR) and the LAGER (Lyman Alpha Galaxies in Epoch of Reionization) collaboration have an opening for a postdoctoral position. The CGHR project exploits data from the Hubble Frontier Fields (HFF) program to select and study galaxies at z ~ 10, and the “LAGER” project is the largest narrow- band (NB964, DECam) survey for Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs) at z ~ 7, over an large area. Both projects involve follow up spectroscopy, data analysis and modeling.


This appointment will be for two years with a possible third year extension based on performance and funding availability. The successful applicant will be based in La Serena at the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in Chile. Requests for additional information should be sent to Leopoldo Infante, Director LCO (

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in astronomy or physics

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous observational experience in low signal to noise Optical and NIR imaging and spectroscopy are highly desirable.

Application and Deadline:

Applications should consist of a current vita including a list of publications, a statement of experience relevant to this position, and the names of three references who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation.


Applications must be submitted online at the following URL:

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2019.

Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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