Postdoctoral researcher in high-energy astrophysics

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Wayne State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics & Astronomy, Wayne State University.  The successful applicant will work with Prof. Ed Cackett on multiwavelength studies of accretion in AGN and/or X-ray binaries.
Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in astronomy or a related field by the start date.  Experience with time domain astronomy, X-ray analysis, and/or optical photometry is desirable. The nominal starting date is September 2024, though a start date earlier in 2024 is possible.  The appointment will be initially for two years, with a possible extension for a total of up to four years, dependent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Candidates should submit:

  • a brief cover letter (1 page)
  • CV including publication list
  • A statement of research interests and experience (3 page limit).
  • Contact information for three references. 

The materials should be sent to Prof. Ed Cackett at [email protected] by December 1, 2023. Informal inquiries about the position are welcomed.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 29
Application Deadline
2023 Dec 01