HR: Employment Opportunities
 Job posting 18-76
Opening date: September 14, 2018
Closing date: January 31

TITLE:Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade - 11; $67,643 to $87,940 annually
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund (Temporary), Not To Exceed Three Years
DIVISION: - HEA High Energy Astrophysics Division.
LOCATION: Cambridge, MA
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is open to all qualified candidates

The purpose of the position is to conduct a specified program of scientific research and scholarship in the area of observational constraints to AGN / host galaxy interaction and feedback in disk galaxies, using high resolution Chandra observations together with Hubble and multi-wavelength ground based data as appropriate. The aim of the analysis is to understand the interaction of the AGN with the host galaxy cold ISM, to set observational constraints on physical processes, and energy and momentum transfer. The results of the data analysis will be compared with state of the art simulations and theoretical predictions in the literature


Duties may include but are not limited to:

1. Conduct a program of research and scholarship in the area of AGN / host galaxy interaction and feedback under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator

2. Assists in the development of software and procedures of the reduction, analysis and interpretation of data as needed; or assists in the development of analytical methods and/or software to model physical processes and conditions; or assists in the development of scientific instrumentation for the collection of data, as needed.

3. Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which engaged, for example prepare papers for publication in scientific journals, prepare and present findings at scientific meetings, as required.

4. Support, as required, the development of proposals for research funding.

5. Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.

6. Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your area of research.

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: in one or a combination of astronomy, physics, mathematics, space science, or electronics. The course work must have included differential and integral calculus and 12 semester hours in astronomy and/or physics. OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- at least 30 semester hours of courses equivalent to a major in any combination of astronomy, space science, physics, mathematics, and electronics, with required course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below::

Grade 11:Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 that should demonstrate professional research experience in astrophysics and the ability to interpret data obtained from facilities and knowledge of computing techniques for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of observational data. OR

C. A combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience equivalent to the above.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will only accept applications on line for this position. For complete information about this position and the online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS

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