Postdoctoral Associate in Quasars/AGN Research

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate in Quasars/AGN research. 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 , 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 . Deadline for applications is January 15 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.

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Additional Information

Interested applications should provide their CV, publication list and research statement along with their applications.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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