Postdoctoral and PHD position in AGN physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Department Name: 
Prague Relativistic Astrophysics Group
Street Line 1: 
Bocni II 1401/1
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Job Announcement Text: 

We offer two positions for prospective young researchers, 1 postdoctoral position and 1 PhD position to work on a project "Unification of Black Holes across the Mass Scale", which aims to enhance our current knowledge about the accretion physics in super-massive black holes in active galactic nuclei and stellar-mass black holes in X-ray binaries.

The postdoctoral researcher will perform the spectral analysis using multi-wavelength observations (from radio to X-rays) to study the spectral states of AGN. The focus of the analysis will be given to (i) spectral decomposition of the nuclear and host-galaxy emission of low-luminosity AGN and (ii) investigation of a possible relation between the accretion state and the radio loudness. The promising candidate should already have some experience with the astronomical data analysis in radio, UV or X-ray domain. Good knowledge of statistical methods, computational skills, high motivation and ability to work independently as well as in the team collaboration are expected. The position is available from May 2019 and is opened for 1 year, after which it can be prolonged until the end of 2021 based on successful performance. The monthly salary is about 1.3 x average salary in the Czech Republic, the travel funds are available in the project.

The PhD student will study the multi-spectral long-term variability of AGN with the aim to decompose the emission from the nucleus and the host-galaxy of AGN. The PhD study will be taken at the Charles University in Prague (expected duration is 4 years). The PhD student will be awarded a stipend by the University and will be supported from the grant with an access to travel funding.

The interested candidates should send their CVs, the motivation letter and ensure sending of two recommendation letters to by 28th of March 2019.
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Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$20000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$25000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Jiri Svoboda
Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic