Research Fellow in Astrophysics (Echo Mapping of AGN)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
SUPA Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
North Haugh
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife, Scotland
Zip/Postal: 
KY16 9SS
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics & Astronomy is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on Echo Mapping of Accretion Flows in Active Galactic Nuclei. We invite applications from active collaborative researchers with expertise in multi-wavelength time-domain astrophysics to take a leading role in collaboration with Prof Keith Horne on understanding black hole accretion flows through echo mapping experiments that resolve their structure by interpreting time delay information secured through spectrophotometric monitoring of variability. Analysis will include intensive monitoring with St Andrews time on the Las Cumbres Observatory global robotic telescope network, major allocations of time on space telescopes including Swift, HST, and XMM in collaboration with international teams, and may include multi-object spectroscopic monitoring from the SDSS-RM experiment, and preparations for successors such as the SDSS V Black Hole Mapper and the LSST.


The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics,  or a closely related field by the appointment start date, with experience in the analysis of multi-wavelength time-domain observations or theoretical modelling of active galactic nuclei. The post is available immediately and is funded for a period of up to three years by an STFC consolidated grant, including funds for computing and travel.  Informal enquiries to : Prof Keith Horne, e-mail: kdh1@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Candidates should send a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the post, a CV, publication list, and a brief statement summarising research experience and interests, and arrange for two letters of reference to be provided. Please apply online at www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx. If unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for a paper application form. 
 

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Grade 6 Salary range £32,548 - £35,550
Included Benefits: 

Scottish National Health Service

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
University of St Andrews
Department Name: 
The Old Burgh School
Street Line 1: 
Abbey Walk
City: 
St Andrews
State/Province: 
Fife, Scotland
Zip/Postal Code: 
KY16 9LB
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
+44-(0)1334-462562
Email: 
vacancies@st-andrews.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
AR2134HM
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof Keith Horne
Subject: 
AR2134HM - Research Fellow in Astrophysics (Echo Mapping of AGN)
Email: 
kdh1@st-andrews.ac.uk