Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position working with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators. The successful applicant will conduct observational studies of active galaxies using data from Chandra, XMM-Newton, NuSTAR, Swift, SDSS, wide-field photometric surveys, and other forefront facilities. A particular focus of the research will be on X-ray studies of high-redshift quasars.
Research duties will involve the analysis of active galaxy imaging/spectral/variability data, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs. A Ph.D. is required, and experience with active galaxy research and X-ray astronomy would be an advantage. Information about the Department can be found at astro.psu.edu. Penn State has a significant community of active galaxy researchers. It also has strong connections to Chandra, Swift, SDSS, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and LSST.
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/73852 and include a CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters. Reference letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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