Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the High
Energy Astrophysics Division at the Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Scott
Randall, as well as other researchers in the Division, on a variety of
projects related to the study of galaxy clusters and groups. Possible
research topics include AGN feedback, group scaling relations, large
scale filaments, ICM physics, and observations of merging clusters at
the virial radius. This work may involve the analysis of Chandra
data, Suzaku data, data from diffuse radio observations, and/or
running numerical simulations, depending on the area of expertise of
Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent in astronomy, physics,
astrophysics, or a related field. Previous experience with X-ray data
analysis and the study of galaxy clusters is highly desirable,
although candidates with experience in diffuse radio observations or
numerical simulations of galaxy clusters will also be considered.
Experience with data analysis at optical or other wavelengths is also
This position will be for two years initially, with a possible
extension for a third year, subject to future funding levels.
Interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, bibliography,
a summary of previous research highlights, and a statement of current
research interests. They should arrange for three letters of
recommendation to arrive by the March 1, 2012 deadline. Materials
should be sent as a PDF by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the position may also be sent to this address.
Start time is negotiable, through the spring and summer of 2012.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity
employer committed to diversity in its workplace.