Postdoctoral Researcher - Cosmic X-ray Surveys and Active Galaxies

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
To event remaining 28 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Penn State University
City: 
University Park
State/Province: 
PA
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position working with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators. The successful applicant will conduct observational studies of cosmic X-ray surveys and active galaxies using data from Chandra, XMM-Newton, NuSTAR, Swift, SDSS, wide-field photometric surveys, and other forefront facilities.

Research duties will involve the analysis of survey and active-galaxy imaging/spectral/variability data, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs. A Ph.D. is required, and experience with cosmic X-ray survey and active-galaxy research would be an advantage. Information about the Department can be found at astro.psu.edu. Penn State has a significant community of surveys and active-galaxy researchers. It also has strong connections to Chandra, Swift, SDSS, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and LSST.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/90771 and include a CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters. Reference letters should be sent to wnbrandt@gmail.com. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Niel Brandt
Inquiries About Job
Email: 
wnbrandt@gmail.com