Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position working with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators. The successful applicant will conduct observational studies of active galaxies found in deep-field and wide-field sky surveys using data from Chandra, XMM-Newton, NuSTAR, HST, SDSS, WISE, ALMA, and other forefront facilities. Research duties will involve the analysis of active galaxy spectral/variability data, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs.
A Ph.D. is required, and experience with active-galaxy or cosmic-surveys research would be an advantage. The position is for one year initially with the intended extension of additional years. The position could start as early as July 2013 (the starting date has some flexibility).
Information about the Department can be found at http://www.astro.psu.edu. Penn State has a significant community of active-galaxy and cosmic-surveys researchers. It also has strong connections to Chandra, Swift, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and LSST.
Applications including CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters should be sent to Prof. W.N. Brandt, Penn State University, Astronomy & Astrophysics Department, 525 Davey Lab., University Park, PA 16802 USA, at the above address by November 15, 2012. Questions should be directed to W.N. Brandt at 814-865-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search will continue until position is filled.
A background check is required prior to beginning employment.
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