Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

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Publish Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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205 Main Street #514
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Astrophysicist (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Trust Fund (Non-Federal), two-years, with possible 1 year extension

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), a member of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, to work with Dr. Aneta Siemiginowska ( and Dr. Dan Schwartz ( within the High Energy Astrophysics Division. The successful candidate will carry out independent  research and perform analysis and interpretation of new and archival  X-ray observations of radio loud    quasars and extragalactic jets, and in particular, work with the new data collected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.  Candidates with proven expertise and experience in astronomical data analysis, statistical methods, black hole theory/modeling, 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.

We will only accept applications on line for this position.  To view the complete vacancy announcement and online application procedures, please visit:

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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