Postdoctoral Researcher - Cosmic Surveys and Active Galaxies

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Pennsylvania State University
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Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position working with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators. The successful applicant will conduct observational studies of cosmic surveys and active galaxies using data from Chandra, XMM-Newton, SDSS, wide-field photometric surveys, and other forefront facilities.

Research duties will involve the analysis of survey and active-galaxy imaging/spectral/variability data, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs. A Ph.D. is required, and experience with cosmic X-ray survey and active-galaxy research would be an advantage. Information about the Department can be found at Penn State has a significant community of surveys and active-galaxy researchers. It also has strong connections to Chandra, Swift, SDSS, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and the Vera Rubin Observatory's LSST.

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters. Reference letters should be sent to [email protected]. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of renewal. The start date of the position is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2020 Oct 01
Application Deadline
2020 Nov 25