Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher at Montana State University to work with Prof. Anne Lohfink on observational black hole astrophysics. The work will focus on fundamental aspects of black hole accretion in X-ray binaries and AGN, such as AGN outflows, and studies of the accretion geometry. A background in one or more of these areas, and experience in X-ray and space-based astrophysics, will be beneficial.
The successful applicant will be expected to perform relevant research and work collaboratively with the rest of the research group. They will develop and lead their own observational and/or theoretical projects, as well as have the opportunity to help mentor students.
As part of the eXtreme Gravity Institute at Montana State, group members also have access to the University’s Hyalite Research Computing Cluster.
The position is nominally for one year, renewable for up to three years, depending upon performance and resources. Shorter employment terms will also be considered. The required start date for the position is May 1, 2021, an even earlier start date is also possible.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics by the start of the appointment. To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, CV including a list of publications, a research statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. All materials should be submitted via the link below:
Applications that are complete by January 31, 2021, will receive full consideration.
Montana State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, members of minority groups and veterans are especially welcome to apply.