A Research Fellow position is available in the University of Southampton Astronomy Group to study radio quiet AGN. The aims are to understand the relationship between the X-ray emission and that in the radio and UV/optical bands and to determine the inner accretion and emission geometry via reverberation mapping.
The program is based on major multiwaveband monitoring programs which the group lead with Swift, XMM-Newton and the JVLA. You will participate in these programs but are encouraged to develop complementary programs. We welcome applications from both observers and theoreticians. Expertise in time series analysis is required and skills in multiwaveband data analysis would be useful.
The position is available for 2.5 years. The earliest start date is 1 April 2021 but is negotiable. Funds are available for travel, computers and telescope time. The IRIDIS supercomputer is available on site.
Informal enquiries to Prof Ian McHardy (firstname.lastname@example.org) are welcomed. The group is one of the world leaders in the study of compact objects and time-domain astrophysics on all scales from X-ray binaries to cosmological. We provide a welcoming environment with many opportunities for collaboration.
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of UK research-intensive universities. The group is part of the School of Physics & Astronomy, a world top-30 Physics department, and of the STAG Institute, combining Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Gravitation. We are also part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, which includes one of the UK's strongest computer science departments.
Physics and Astronomy is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Applications from women and minority groups, eg disabled, LGBT+, BAME, are encouraged.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of Astronomy and should complete an online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk, attaching a CV, list of publications, statement of research experience and interests and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be received by the deadline. The job reference is 1326121WF.