Postdoctoral Research Position in Multi-wavelength Studies of High-Redshift Protoclusters

University of California Davis Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Position in Multi-wavelength Studies of High-Redshift Protoclusters

Job #JPF03931
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences - PHYSICS

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in multi-wavelength studies of high-redshift protoclusters in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Lori Lubin and Dr. Brian Lemaux on their C3VO survey, a systematic study of cluster formation and its effect on galaxy evolution over the last 12 billion years. The postdoctoral scholar will focus on utilizing space-based far-infrared (Herschel) and X-ray (Chandra and XMM) data, in addition to HST observations, to characterize the active galaxy populations in a large sample of spectroscopically-confirmed protoclusters at redshifts of z = 2-5.

The position is expected to start no later than Fall 2021 and will extend for two years, with a third year subject to funding and performance. Earlier start dates are encouraged. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in astrophysics or a related discipline by Fall 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience and relevant research. Experience working with multi-wavelength data, high-redshift galaxies, morphological analysis, and/or astronomical surveys is preferred.

The successful applicant will have access to world class telescopes and instruments through the UC Observatories. UC Davis postdoctoral scholars may apply for time at Lick Observatory as PI and will have access to the Keck Observatory through their faculty sponsor.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required