Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
United States of America
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Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), part of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position to work with Dr. Akos Bogdan and Dr. Ralph Kraft within 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 and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). 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. The successful candidate will join an active research group with experts in the field of AGN and galaxy clusters, including specialists on black hole feedback, galaxy evolution, and the cycle of baryons in the circumgalactic and intracluster medium. The successful candidate will have access to Chandra Guaranteed Time Observations.

This position will be for a two-year initial term, with extension for a third year dependent upon performance and the availability of funds. The application review process will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should direct questions relating to the application procedures to Mary Hebert, Human Resources, at [email protected], questions relating to the research of the position should be directed to Akos Bogdan at [email protected].

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

For further information and requirements, view the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at:

Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications online for this position. For complete information and online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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