Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. The successful candidate will work with J. Hughes in the X-ray astrophysics group on galaxy cluster studies, principally involving observations by Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Astro-E2. Projects underway include high precision measurements of dark matter profiles, studies of shear-selected clusters from the Deep Lens Survey, and a Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect cluster survey with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. The successful candidate will likely enjoy access to SALT, an 11-meter spectroscopic telescope in South Africa, as well as observations from the initial six months (the Performance Verification phase) of the Astro-E2 mission.
The position, which is funded by a Chandra Large Project, is available immediately and it is desired to fill the position as soon as possible. The initial appointment is for one year with renewal for up to two more years, if mutually agreeable and subject to the availability of funds. Excellence in research, observational or theoretical experience relevant to on-going projects and the ability to successfully utilize new facilities are the prime criteria for consideration.
Interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests to the above address as soon as possible. Applicants should also arrange to have letters of recommendation sent from three professional scientists. Applications from qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged.