Postdoctoral Fellow in high-energy Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Clemson University
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University invites applications for one (or more) Postdoctoral fellow position(s) in the field of high-energy astrophysics to work on Fermi.

The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of Dr. Marco Ajello on the analysis and interpretation of data provided by the Large Area Telescope on board the Fermi satellite. Dr. Ajello’s research focuses on the study of the extragalactic background light, the gamma-ray background, active galactic nuclei and the study of Galactic objects. For this position we are interested in attracting applications from both Galactic and extragalactic astronomers. Familiarity with the physics of gamma-ray sources, the capability to work with multi-wavelength data and knowledge of Python (or C/C++) are considered assets.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy with a background in gamma-ray astrophysics, or particle astrophysics. Anticipated start is Spring 2018, but it can be negotiated. All applications received by December 1st will be given consideration and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment will be for one year with options for yearly renewal for up to three years based on performance and availability of funding. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research interests and three letters for references. Electronic submissions to are preferred.

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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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