Post-doctoral Position in X-ray Binary Data Analysis

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
UMBC
Street Line 1: 
1000 HILLTOP CIRCLE
City: 
BALTIMORE
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
21250
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 (corbet@umbc.edu) 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:
X-Ray Binaries
CRESST/UMBC
Mail Code 660.8, NASA/GSFC
Greenbelt, MD 20771, or
Via e-mail to katherine.s.mckee@nasa.gov


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.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 19, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 19, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
X-RAY BINARIES
Title: 
Ms. Katherine Mckee
Institution/Company: 
CRESST II/ UMBC
Street Line 1: 
Mail Code 660.8
Street Line 2: 
NASA/GSFC
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
301-286-9563
Email: 
katherine.s.mckee@nasa.gov
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Robin Corbet
Subject: 
Post-Doc X-Ray Binaries
Email: 
corbet@umbc.edu