The Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in high-energy astrophysics. The successful candidate will work with Prof. David Ballantyne on analyzing and interpreting X-ray spectra from accreting compact objects (both neutron stars and AGNs). Experience analyzing X-ray data from multiple observatories (e.g., RXTE, XMM-Newton & Suzaku) is highly desirable. The appointment will be made for a period of up to 3 years, subject to a satisfactory evaluation of performance at the end of each year and the availability of funds.
Current research interests at the CRA include the formation of the first stars and galaxies, gravitational waves, accretion physics, the intercluster medium, galaxy and black hole evolution, pulsars, numerical relativity and gamma-ray bursts. Observational and experimental efforts include NuSTAR, HAWC, VERITAS, IceCube, LSST, and CTA. The CRA faculty are David Ballantyne, Tamara Bogdanovic, Pablo Laguna, Nepomuk Otte, Deirdre Shoemaker, Ignacio Taboada and John Wise. For more information visit http://www.cra.gatech.edu.
Complete applications must include (1) a CV including a list of publications, (2) a maximum 3 page statement of research interests, and (3) three letters of recommendation sent directly to Prof. Ballantyne. Only e-mail applications will be accepted. The email should include the names of reference letter writers and the requested material included as PDF attachments. Inquires and application materials should be sent to email@example.com. Review of applications will commence on January 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible but is expected to be no later than September 2013. A Ph.D. in astronomy or physics must have been completed by the start date.
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