The Space Telescope Science Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position to work with Dr. Andrew Fruchter on spaced-based observations of high-energy astrophysical objects. In this position, you will contribute to a program using Chandra and HST observations of nearby dwarf galaxies whose purpose is to investigate whether X-ray binaries may have played a substantial role in the reinonization of the universe. It is also expected that you will also join in other areas of group’s research including studies of gamma-ray bursts and their associated supernovae, and, potentially, electromagnetic signals from gravitational mergers neutron star binaries. You will be encouraged to lead projects of your own, and you will also have time for completely independent research.
While at STScI, you can take advantage of the career mentoring program, interactions with the STScI and Johns Hopkins University research staff, and a stimulating work environment rich in colloquia, journal clubs, symposia, and learning opportunities related to the missions supported by STScI (HST, JWST, Roman Space Telescope, and MAST).
By the start date, you should have a Ph.D. in astrophysics or related ﬁeld and some experience with astrophysical observations. Expertise in one or more of the following ﬁelds is desirable: a) astronomical data reduction, particularly from space-based observatories, but a background in ground-based observing is also valuable; b) X-ray binaries and/or astrophysical transients; c) high-energy astrophysics. The initial appointment is for two years, starting no later than October 2021. We expect funds to be available for a third year. Applications received by January 8, 2021 are assured full consideration.
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Prospective applicants should complete an on-line application through: https://stsci.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/58653
Please submit a single PDF ﬁle which includes:
• A concise cover letter detailing your research interests and relevant expertise
• A summary of current and previous research (limited to 3 pages)
• A curriculum vitae and list of publications
Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by January 15, 2021 via the on-line application system.
Evaluation will be based primarily on:
• Accomplishments and publications
• Research statement and summary
• Technical expertise and scientiﬁc background:
• Recommendation letters
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As an Equal Opportunity and Afﬁrmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political afﬁliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.