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Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrophysics
Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Date Posted 04/01/2021
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Posting Number: 2021789F
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrophysics
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
Department: 186-Physics
Position Summary:

The Department of Physics at Villanova University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research position focused on far-infrared data analysis with Prof. David Chuss. This is a grant-funded position and is subject to continuing based on the availability of funding. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the analysis and scientific interpretation of new observations planned for the High Angular Resolution Wide-Field Imager+ (HAWC+), which is operating on SOFIA (NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). The work will focus on the production of large polarimetric maps from the SOFIA data in collaboration with other institutions including JPL/Caltech, UCLA, and the University of Wisconsin. The position is planned for two years, with a possible extension for a third year.

Professor Chuss’ group is engaged in several research projects relating to instrumentation and data analysis for astrophysical polarimetry in the far-infrared through microwave part of the spectrum including the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) and HAWC+/SOFIA.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the analysis and scientific interpretation of new observations planned for the High Angular Resolution Wide-Field Imager+ (HAWC+), which is operating on SOFIA (NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). The work will focus on the production of large polarimetric maps from the SOFIA data in collaboration with other institutions including JPL/Caltech, UCLA, and the University of Wisconsin.

Minimum Qualifications:

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or related field by the anticipated start date of August 1, though earlier start dates will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in data analysis for astrophysical observations.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:

Applications must contain a letter of interest, a CV including a publication list, and a statement of research interests. Applications must also include contact information for 2 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted before April 30th.

Posting Date: 03/29/2021
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):
Salary Posting Information:

Competitive.

Salary Band:
Job Classification: faculty

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