Applications are invited for an Astrophysicist to join a program on the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of quasars in our High Energy Astrophysics Division. This is a multi-wavelength centered on the WISE survey data and including near-infrared UKIDSS and Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. We plan to test models of the "obscuring torus" in AGNs by measuring covering factors for large samples and comparing these with other properties and with predictions.
The successful applicant will work with Dr. Martin Elvis on this project, which may include data reduction and analysis, optical observing and analysis, modeling of AGN source populations, and the study of AGN properties. The successful candidate will also interact with the wider team, including members at Virginia Tech, Arcetri Observatory, Italy and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Candidates must posses a PhD or equivalent in astronomy, physics, astrophysics, or a related field, or comparable experience. Candidates should have experience with the analysis of multi-wavelength data, and a strong scientific interest in working in this area. Experience with data in observations and data analysis in the optical and infrared, and analysis at optical or other wavelengths is also desirable.
This position will be for two years initially, with possible extension, subject to future funding levels.
Interested candidates should forward curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references to the above address.
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