Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) Postdoctoral position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CRESST
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

NASA Goddard's (GSFC) Astroparticle Physics Laboratory, in conjunction with the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (CRESST), is soliciting applicants for a postdoctoral scientist position. The successful candidate will utilize data collected from the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) and other high-energy instruments (e.g., Fermi, NuSTAR, NICER), to conduct multi-messenger research in high energy and time-domain astrophysics, such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), gravitational wave counterparts, fast-radio bursts (FRBs), active galactic nuclei (AGN), and X-ray binaries. In addition, she or he will be responsible for BAT data analysis and support various data-processing pipelines, for instance, the Swift/BAT GRB catalog, BAT transient monitor, and BAT survey data analysis.

The selected candidate will have a PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or similar field, with an emphasis on Astroparticle Physics. He or she must have considerable experience in the analysis and interpretation or GRBs and related phenomena. The candidate will have knowledge of spacecraft data calibration and analysis through demonstrated publications in refereed journals. She/he should also have good verbal and written communication skills as well as be experienced in the data visualization and the use of programming languages such as python, IDL, C/C++.

The scientist will be resident at the NASA/GSFC in Greenbelt Maryland, and employed through the CRESST cooperative agreement with NASA/GSFC. CRESST is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The position is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For full consideration, submit a cover letter, CV, short statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references to Brad Cenko (brad.cenko@nasa.gov).  Applications received by January 20 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Included Benefits: 

Generous benefits package through the State of Maryland, including, but not limited to, retirement, health insurance, generous leave package, tuition remission.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Brad Cenko
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Department Name: 
Astroparticle Physics Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
8800 Greenbelt Road
Street Line 2: 
Mail Code 661
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Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) Postdoctoral position