Postdoctoral Position in X-ray Observations of Galaxy Clusters

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 South 1400 East
Street Line 2: 
201 James Fletcher Bldg.
Salt Lake City
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah invites applications for a postdoctoral position with Professor Daniel Wik in the area of X-ray observations of galaxy clusters.  Research will include data from the NuSTAR, Chandra, and XMM-Newton observatories and will support preparation for the upcoming XRISM mission.  Applicants with experience developing customized data analysis procedures/software are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department contains about 10 astronomy faculty, with many postdocs and grad students in a diverse research environment; applicants will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.  Salt Lake City is a large metropolitan area renowned for its proximity to numerous state and national parks, with a diversity of recreational and cultural options.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with an additional year contingent on funding and performance.  An application consists of a single PDF containing a cover letter, a 3-page statement of research experience and interests, and a CV and list of publications.  Please arrange for your application and three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Wik at; review will begin 17 Dec 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding any aspect of this position should be directed to Dr. Wik at this address.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Daniel R Wik
Asst Professor