Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University, in the areas of time-domain astronomy, accretion physics, and the exploitation of large astronomical surveys. The successful candidate will join the BlackGEM collaboration and expected to exploit this facility.
The astrophysics group at Texas Tech includes faculty Alessandra Corsi, Tom Maccarone, Benjamin Owen, Joe Romano, and Simone Scaringi, as well as several students and postdocs. The group is active in the areas of extreme and explosive astrophysics, gravitational-wave data analysis and theory, accretion processes, and machine learning techniques for data analysis.
The successful applicant will work with Dr. Simone Scaringi and will be encouraged to complement currently active observational programs and collaborations.
Preference will be given to candidates working on one or more of the following areas: accretion and related phenomena, machine learning algorithm development and exploitation, and multi-wavelength spectral-timing analysis.
The initial appointment will be for one year with start date on or before 1 January 2020. Later start dates may be considered. Extension to a second year is contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or related fields, and should submit a curricullum vitae complete with bibliography, and a brief statement of research experience and interests by applying to the TTU position number 18844BR via the following link:
TTU Post Doctoral Research Associate
Candidates should also arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent via email to the attention of Dr. Simone Scaringi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete applications (including letters of reference) received by 1 November 2019 will receive full consideration; however, review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Texas Tech University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative active institution committed to excellence through diversity. Texas Tech welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and from dual-career couples.