The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position to work with Dr. Esra Bulbul in the High Energy Astrophysics Division. The successful candidate will carry out independent research and perform analysis and interpretation of new and archival X-ray observations of clusters of galaxies. Candidates should have experience with the analysis of X-ray data or strong scientific interest working in this area. Candidates with experience in optical and radio wavelengths are also encouraged to apply.
SAO hosts a large number of dynamic, collaborative, and multi-wavelength experts in the area of clusters of galaxies. The ongoing projects pursued by the group members include cosmology, dark matter searches, and the study of the evolution of baryons in the intra-cluster medium of the Sunyaev Zel'dovich selected clusters. The successful candidate will interact and collaborate with the members of this group and is encouraged to pursue independent research projects. Full funding is available for conferences, travel, personal equipment, and publications. Initial funding will be for two years, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding.
Applicants must posses a PhD or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy, or a relate field by the date of the appointment. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018, although an earlier or later start is possible. The application review process will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should forward a CV, publication list, a detailed summary of previous research, and a brief statement of research interests up to three pages. In addition, applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same address before the indicated deadline. Questions may be directed to Dr. Bulbul (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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