The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to work with professor Arav in the general area of quasar outflows, warm absorbers and their influence on cosmological structure formation. Professor Arav was recently awarded 2 projects on the Hubble Space Telescope, which will be a major part of this postdoctoral associate position. The successful candidate may participate in any of several aspects of the program: ground and space based observations; spectral analysis and photoionization modeling of the data; dynamical modeling; AGN feedback associated with the outflows; and relevant atomic calculations.
The successful candidate will join an active multidisciplinary group working on AGN outflows with national and international collaborations, and programs on various space and ground based telescopes. This appointment is for one year, renewable for up to two years depending on performance, available funding, and needs for service.
Applicants must complete the faculty application online at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting 518738. Please submit a curriculum vitae, publication list and a research statement. Also please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Nahum Arav at [email protected]. Deadline for applications is January 20 2022. Position starting date: August 1st 2022.
Required Qualifications - PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
Preferred Qualifications - Experience with UV and/or optical spectroscopy.
medical and dental insurance, plus retirement benefits
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