Postdoctoral Associate in Quasars/AGN research. The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work with professor Arav in the general area of quasar outflows, warm absorbers and their influence on cosmological structure formation. The successful candidate may participate in any of several aspects of the program: ground and space-based observations; spectral analysis and photoionization modeling of the data; dynamical modeling; AGN feedback associated with the outflows; and relevant atomic calculations. Experience with UV and/or optical spectroscopy, is advantageous. The successful candidate will join an active multi-disciplinary group working on AGN outflows with national and international collaborations, programs on various space-and-ground-based telescopes.
This appointment is for one year, renewable for up to two years depending on performance and available funding. Applicants must complete the faculty application online at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting SR0122528. Please submit a curriculum vitae and publication listing. Also please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Nahum Arav at email@example.com or mail to the address above. Deadline for applications is January 31 2013.
The Astrophysics group at Virginia Tech is undergoing rapid expansion, with interests in active galaxies, galaxy surveys, the interstellar medium, gamma-ray bursts, and primordial black holes. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the expansion of all aspects of the Astrophysics program.
Medical insurance and retirement benefits provided according to Virginia Tech policies.