Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on analysis of X-ray and other data on X-ray binaries, gamma-ray binaries and cataclysmic variables (CVs) at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). This position is funded through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology II (CRESST II), in conjunction with the GSFC X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory.
The successful applicant will work with Drs. Robin Corbet and Koji Mukai and their colleagues on the analysis and interpretation of existing data on several projects. The work with Dr. Corbet includes investigation of superorbital modulation in high-mass X-ray binaries, primarily using NuSTAR observations, and the search for, and characterization of, high-mass gamma-ray binaries from multi-wavelength data including Fermi LAT data. The research with Dr. Mukai includes detailed spectral study of magnetic CVs using Chandra HETG and NuSTAR observations, X-ray characterization of a number of non-magnetic CVs using Chandra ACIS-S data, and detailed timing studies of several CVs using NICER data.
Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in astrophysics or a closely related field. Experience in data analysis on X-ray binaries, gamma-ray binaries and/or CVs is required, and experience of NuSTAR and Chandra data analysis strongly desired. Experience working with data obtained at other wavelengths would also be beneficial.
Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is available immediately. The initial appointment term will be for one year, potentially renewable depending on the availability of funding. For more information about the proposed research, please contact Dr. Corbet (email@example.com) or Dr. Mukai (Koji.Mukai@nasa.gov).
For best consideration submit a Curriculum Vita, list of publications, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to:
Mail Code 660.8, NASA/GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771, or
Via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by July 19, 2019. Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is available beginning immediately.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.