Assistant Research Professor of Physics
Posting Number: 2022974F
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
The Department of Physics at Villanova University invites applications for a Research Scientist position focused on far-infrared polarimetric data analysis with Prof. David Chuss. Professor Chuss’ group is engaged in several research projects relating to instrumentation and data analysis for astrophysical polarimetry in the far-infrared through microwave part of the spectrum including the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) and HAWC+/SOFIA.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the analysis and scientific interpretation of observations from the High Angular Resolution Wide-Field Imager+ (HAWC+), on SOFIA (NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). The work will focus on the production and interpretation of large polarimetric maps of the Galactic Center from SOFIA data in collaboration with other institutions including JPL/Caltech, UCLA, and the University of Wisconsin.
The applicant should have a PhD in physics, astronomy, or related field.
Experience in data analysis for astrophysical observations.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Posting Date: 09/15/2022
Salary Posting Information: Competitive
Job Classification: faculty
If interested, please apply: https://apptrkr.com/3570140