Postdoctoral position in active galactic nuclei

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Vanderbilt University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Nashville
State/Province: 
TN
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University to work in the group of Prof. Jessie Runnoe.

The successful applicant will contribute to a research program on AGN, including changing-look quasars and supermassive black hole binaries. This position includes access to the SDSS V collaboration and proprietary data.

There are ample resources available to Vanderbilt Astrophysics: a new Data Science Institute, the Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics, and the state-of-the-art computing cluster cluster with ~10,000 cores and cutting-edge GPU resources.  The department has a strong community of extragalactic astronomers with expertise in supermassive black holes, galaxy clustering, and gravitational waves.   

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars.  Candidates with experience or goals in equity, diversity, and inclusion in mentoring, research, or service are welcome.

This is a fixed-term appointment for one year starting summer/fall 2021, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years.  It offers a competitive salary, full benefits, and research budget. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, by the date of appointment. Experience with quasars and/or optical spectroscopy would be an advantage, although all exceptional candidates will be considered.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, publications list, and research statement (max. 3 pages) as a single PDF to jessie.c.runnoe at vanderbilt.edu and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the same email by the deadline.  

Vanderbilt University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jessie Runnoe
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
Vanderbilt University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
City: 
Nashville
State/Province: 
TN
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
jessie.c.runnoe@vanderbilt.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jessie Runnoe
Subject: 
AGN Postdoc 2020 Inquiry
Email: 
jessie.c.runnoe@vanderbilt.edu