Post-Doctoral Research in Outflows from Active Galactic Nuclei- #0042169

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Publish Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
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3700 San Martin Drive
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Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
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21218
Country: 
United States of America
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The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position to work with Dr. Gerard Kriss, Dr. Gisella De Rosa, and a team of international collaborators on observational studies of outflows from Active galactic nuclei (AGN). This research will include analysis and interpretation of UV spectra obtained with the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and coordinated X-ray spectra from XMM-Newton aimed at understanding the energetics of AGN-driven outflows and their potential impact on the host galaxy. The successful applicant will benefit from the career mentoring program at STScI, interactions with the 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, and WFIRST). Part of the time may be available for independent research or new projects in related areas. The nominal start date is expected to be in Summer/Fall 2019, but other dates are negotiable. The initial appointment is for one year, with expected renewals up to three years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

STScI, located on Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, offers an excellent benefit package, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. STScI’s pay is commensurate to the year of Ph.D.

Any questions about the position should be directed to gak@stsci.edu.

Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Physics, Planetary Science, or related fields at the start of the position. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: (a) UV/optical spectroscopy; (b) X-ray spectroscopy; (c) data reduction from space-based observatories; (d) studies of AGN and their environs. More important is the willingness to take on new projects, learn new skills, and work independently to bring these projects to fruition.

Applicants are requested to complete an on-line application through: https://stsci.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/52881

The following materials will be requested in PDF format: a brief cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a concise (1-3 page) statement of research interests, accomplishments, and relevant technical experience.  Complete applications received by January 31, 2020, will receive full consideration. Also, applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference. Reference letters must be submitted by the same date via the on-line application system.

Questions regarding the application process can be sent directly to careers@stsci.edu.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

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 careers@stsci.edu.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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0042169