Postdoc - IXPE

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
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Work Arrangement

Job Description

Candidate will support research related to the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, which is led by NASA MSFC. The initial appointment is for two years, with renewal for an additional year possible. 

Essential Duties: 

Analyze IXPE science data and publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

Perform regular duties supporting the IXPE Science Operations Center which is located at MSFC including the development or testing of software for IXPE data processing and analysis.

Organize and propose new IXPE observations of astrophysical sources through the General Observer program.

Conduct independent research to help maintain scientific excellence within the IXPE team and perform general research supporting activities of the STI and the MSFC X-ray Group

Education:   Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or a closely related discipline                 


Significant experience in data analysis of astrophysical sources

A record of publication of relevant research in refereed scientific journals

Experience in analysis of polarimetric measurements of astrophysical sources desired.

Experience in machine learning desired.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

Knowledge of high-energy astrophysics

Proficiency with astrophysics data analysis tools and software packages

In-depth knowledge of programming language(s) commonly used in modern astrophysics, such as Python.

Position is pending NASA funding. 


Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Jan 11
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 01
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Suzy Bostick