Postdoctoral Position in X-ray and multi-wavelength Astronomy

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Université de Strasbourg
Department Name: 
Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory
Street Line 1: 
11 rue de l'Université
City: 
Strasbourg
State/Province: 
Alsace
Zip/Postal: 
F-67000
Country: 
France
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Postdoctoral Position in X-ray and multi-wavelength Astronomy

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory.

The Observatory harbours the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) and is one of the member institutions of the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC). The group is also actively involved in future projects such as SVOM and Athena.

Within the SSC consortium Strasbourg is responsible for the data reduction pipeline that extracts multi-wavelength information for all XMM-Newton EPIC sources. In addition, the SSC provides software tools and specific databases inherited from the ARCHES European project which aim at easing the identification of EPIC sources thanks to multi-catalogue probabilistic cross-correlation and associated spectral energy distributions. SSC activities are carried out in close collaboration with CDS.

The successful candidate is expected to focus his/her research work on the scientific exploitation of the existing multi-wavelength data currently based on the SSC produced 3XMM catalogue and on those to be built from the 4XMM catalogue in 2019.

Scientific interests close to those of the hosting team (X-ray binaries, X-ray source populations in Magellanic Clouds and nearby galaxies) would be welcome.

The position is funded by the Université de Strasbourg for one year and will normally be extended for a second year. Starting date might be as early as March  1.,2019. Applicants should send a CV, a  list of publications, a statement of research interests and contact details of two referees to Dr. Christian Motch, no later than February 1, 2019.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. C. Motch (christian.motch@unistra.fr) or Dr. P. Maggi (pierre.maggi@astro.unistra.fr).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Christian Motch
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Université de Strasbourg
Department Name: 
Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory.
Street Line 1: 
11 rue de l'Université
City: 
Strasbourg
Zip/Postal Code: 
F-67000
Country: 
France
Email: 
christian.motch@unistra.fr
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Christian Motch
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Position in X-ray and multi-wavelength Astronomy
Email: 
christian.motch@unistra.fr