Postdoctoral research position in high-energy astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Yale University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
New Haven
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in high-energy astrophysics at the Astronomy Department at Yale University. The applicant will work with multi-wavelength data on X-ray binaries and related objects under the supervision of Prof. Charles Bailyn. Some work (~30% time) supporting the SMARTS telescopes, primarily relating to scheduling, queue management and data distribution and verification, will be expected.

We are seeking an astronomer with experience in reduction and analysis of multiwavelength data, including at least one of soft X-ray, ground-based optical/IR, and radio observations. Applicants with a research focus on X-ray binaries and related objects are preferred. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date. Ability to travel to observing runs and conferences will be useful.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief (2-3 page) description of research interests and plans. They should be e-mailed to Victoria Misenti ( with subject line “high-energy postdoctoral position”. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to the same address. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2017; applications that are complete by that time will be given full consideration. The anticipated start date will be between June and September of 2018.

Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck, Palomar and SMARTS telescopes.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Victoria Misenti
Yale University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy