Postdoctoral Research Associate in X-ray Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 20, 2021
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Michigan State University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
East Lansing
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate to analyze XMM observations of a local volume sample of clusters of galaxies with weak-lensing observations obtained with the Dark Energy Camera/CTIO-4m and the Suprime Cam/Subaru.  The Principal Investigator of the X-ray and statistical analysis, funded by a NASA ADAP award, is Megan Donahue at Michigan State University. Other collaborators include Gus Evrard (University of Michigan), Ian Dell’Antonio (Brown University), and Mark Voit (Michigan State University). The team member will have an opportunity to expand their skillsets in other project aspects, including machine learning. Past experience with XMM data analysis of extended X-ray sources is essential to the success of the project. There will also be opportunities to mentor students in projects related to this work and to participate in other professional development activities such as teaching, grant-writing, and public outreach.

This position is initially for two years, with renewal for a third year subject to performance and availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience, including medical benefits and a relocation package. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. The starting date is negotiable with a preference toward candidates that are available by no later than September 2022. We especially encourage applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Prof. Megan Donahue ([email protected]).

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, CV, bibliography, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a brief research summary to , Position Number 750481. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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