Applications are being accepted for National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at the Remote Sensing Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Research includes observational astrophysics, instrument and algorithm development, and data analysis and interpretation, with emphasis on low frequency astrophysics. On-going research includes galaxy clusters, AGN feedback, searches for high redshift radio galaxies, study of supernovae and supernova remnants, and extrasolar transient searches. A new initiative uses low frequency interferometry to characterize ionospheric turbulence and waves. NRL researchers use instruments such as EVLA, VLBA, GBT, GMRT, ATCA, Chandra, and XMM.
Research includes receiver development, radio frequency interference excision algorithms, ionospheric remote sensing, and wide-field/wide-bandwidth imaging algorithms. NRL is involved in the Long Wavelength Array and LOFAR. NRL researchers are also engaged in IR, optical, X-ray, and Gamma-ray observations. Low radio frequency studies target non-thermal and coherent emission sources, unique absorption processes, link to shock physics, high-energy phenomena, and the high redshift Universe.
Postdoctoral applications are pursued through the NRC. NRL-NRC fellows must have held their doctorate for less than five years at the time the award is offered. Awards are initially for one year (current stipend $74,872, $3000 travel allotment), and renewable for at least one additional year. Applicants submit an original research proposal (through the NRC) for review by the NRL advisor and evaluation by an external NRC panel. US citizenship or legal US permanent residency is required. Application materials and instructions can be obtained at http://www.nas.edu/rap. Each year, deadlines for submission to the NRC are February 1, May 1 and August 1. For further information contact Dr. Namir Kassim at the above address, Dr. Tracy Clarke (email@example.com, or Dr. Joseph Helmboldt (firstname.lastname@example.org). EOE/AAE.