Postdoctoral Positions in X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology, and X-ray Detector Development

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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452 Lomita Mall M/C 4085
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology (XOC) group at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University has openings for postdoctoral researchers working in the areas of multiwavelength studies of galaxies and galaxy clusters, and X-ray detector development.

Members of the XOC group are engaged broadly across the fields of X-ray astronomy and observational cosmology, including studies of galaxy and cluster astrophysics, cluster cosmology and X-ray detector development. Hardware efforts are currently focused on the development of readout electronics for the Wide Field Imager for Athena and of integrated readout electronics for next generation X-ray CCD detectors. The XOC group are involved in of a number of major science collaborations including Athena, Lynx, Hitomi, the Dark Energy Survey, Euclid, the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, the South Pole Telescope, Simons Observatory and CMB-S4.

These positions offer excellent salary and benefits ( The appointments are expected to begin in or around Fall 2019 and will be for three years in the first instance, subject to annual review.

Applicants should have, or be in the process of completing, a Ph.D. in astrophysics, physics or a related discipline, or have an equivalent level of experience in electronics development. They should possess a strong academic background and provide evidence of outstanding research potential.

Applicants should provide a CV, a publication list, a 3-page statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the web interface at The deadline for receipt of all materials is Monday November 12, 2018, although later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Further information about the XOC group and other astrophysics research at Stanford may be found at and . Informal inquiries about this position may be addressed to Prof. Steven Allen,

Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 12, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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