Postdoctoral Position in Studies of Interacting
Binaries, Circumbinary Environments, and Outburst and Jets
We seek to fill a postdoctoral position at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) to conduct research on interacting binary systems and their environments, and particularly those with evolved cool star and accreting compact components (e.g., White Dwarf accretors). The
postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Margarita Karovska and collaborators, on multi-wavelength studies of mass transport, accretion, and jets in
interacting binaries (including symbiotic systems), structure and circumstellar environments and outflows of evolved star, and of progenitors of asymmetric PN and SN Ia. The successful candidate will carry out analysis and interpretation of imaging and spectroscopic observations (for example data from HST, Chandra, XMM), and modeling of mass transport processes, including outburst and jet formation and propagation. Scientific experience with analysis and interpretation of observations of accreting and jet producing environments (from stellar to AGN) is very welcome.
Applicant must have a PhD (or is about to complete a PhD) in Astronomy or Astrophysics, and a very good command of the English language (spoken
and written). A complete application (curriculum vita, bibliography, summary of previous research, and contact information of three references) should be sent as a single PDF to Dr. Margarita Karovska (firstname.lastname@example.org). Reference letters will be solicited as needed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with consideration guaranteed to all applications received by May 15 2020. Start date is negotiable. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Karovska at the above e-mail address. This position is for one year, renewable for a second year, depending on performance and future funding. The CfA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its workplace.
The postdoctoral stipend includes healthcare coverage for the successful candidate and, if applicable, their spouse and children.
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