Postdoctoral Researcher - Active Galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Penn State University
University Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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 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 and include a CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters. Reference letters should be sent to 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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Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Niel Brandt
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