Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in multi-wavelength observations of active galactic nuclei at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work with Dr. Patrick Ogle on IR and X-ray observations of quasars and radio galaxies. Herschel PACS and SPIRE spectroscopic observations of a large sample of radio galaxies will be used to study the impact of radio jet feedback on the interstellar medium and star formation. Imaging spectroscopy with Chandra will provide further insight into jet-ISM interactions. Archival Spitzer and WISE data will constrain obscured AGN luminosity and accretion rate and illuminate the connection between AGN fueling and jet activity. There will also be an opportunity to analyze NuSTAR hard X-ray observations. The Postdoctoral Scholar would ideally have experience with data analysis for one or more of the aforementioned space observatories, particularly, for Herschel. However, applications are encouraged from all candidates with research experience in AGN astrophysics.
Candidates should have obtained, by the starting date, a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or equivalent. To apply, please send a CV and a statement of research experience via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to this address. The appointment is for two years, based on current funding, with a possible extension for a third year. Applications will be considered, beginning on February 28, 2013, until the position is filled.
Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.