Astrophysicist (Post-doctoral Research Fellow)

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
United States of America
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Astrophysicist (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Trust Fund (Non-Federal), Temporary Not To Exceed Two Years With The Possibility Of Extension For An Additional Year

Applications are invited for an astrophysicist (postdoctoral research fellow) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), a member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, to work with Dr. Aneta Siemiginowska and Dr. Dan Schwartz within the High Energy Astrophysics Division.

The successful candidate will carry out research within a small team and perform analysis and interpretation of new and archival X-ray observations of radio loud quasars and extragalactic jets, and in particular, work with new data collected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Data may be supplemented by observations at longer wavelengths. Candidates with proven expertise and experience in astronomical data analysis, statistical methods, black hole theory, modeling including gravitational lensing, and jet physics are encouraged to apply.

SAO hosts a large number of dynamic, collaborative, and multi-wavelength experts. The successful candidate is encouraged to pursue independent research projects. Funding is available for travel to conferences, equipment, and publications. Initial funding will be for two years, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding.

Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications on line for this position. For complete information, requirements and online application procedures, please visit
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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