Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position to work with Prof. Jane Charlton and collaborators. The successful applicant will work on quasar absorption lines from intervening absorbers, intrinsic absorbers, and Milky Way high velocity clouds. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible to analyze data from the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope, and to carry out photoionization models.
A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field is required, and research experience on quasar absorption lines is highly desirable.
Experience with optical and UV spectra reduction and analysis, and/or photoionization modeling would be a significant advantage.
This position is for a period of one year. It would ideally start as early as January 2013, and no later than August 2013. Information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics can be found at http://www.astro.psu.edu.
Applications including CV, publication list, and a three-page statement of research interests should be sent to Prof. Charlton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to Prof. Charlton. The review of applications will begin on November 15th. Applicants whose application files are complete by that date will receive full consideration. Potential applicants who would like more information about the above are encouraged to contact Prof. Charlton by e-mail.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.