Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Physics - Astrophysics: Accretion and Jets) - Dr. Dave Russell

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
New York University of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island
United Arab Emirates
Job Announcement Text: 

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is currently inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Associate in Astrophysics, in the Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics (CAP3). The position is offered for a period of 2 years (1 year with an additional year depending on performance). Competitive salary and benefits, including relocation, housing, home visits and educational subsidies for children, are offered.

The current postdoctoral position is with Principal Investigator (PI) Associate Professor Dave Russell in the area of accretion onto compact objects. Stellar-mass black holes residing in X-ray binaries (XBs) produce the most powerful jets in our galaxy via accretion from an orbiting companion star. Studies of XBs are now revealing how jets evolve with mass accretion rate and the mode of accretion, providing insights into the conditions required to launch jets. The main objective of the research program of the PI is to uncover the nature of relativistic jets and understand the connections between accretion and ejection. The processes involved in triggering outbursts, using optical monitoring and the real-time pipeline X-ray Binary New Early Warning System (XB-NEWS) developed at NYUAD, and comparisons to AGN and other compact objects, are also studied. A host of techniques and approaches will be employed, in particular using a wealth of multi-wavelength data of transient XBs (photometry, spectra and polarimetry), interactions between jets and the interstellar medium and data from other accreting objects such as AGN, CVs and gamma-ray bursts. Funds are available for travel to conferences, collaborations or observing trips.

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Compensation Notes: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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Dr. David Russel