Postdoctoral position in AGN and galaxy evolution

We are currently seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position starting fall 2019, to work on observational studies of the cosmological evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies using archival data from Chandra, NuSTAR, and other NASA archives. The position will involve development of X-ray stacking software.

Applications for this position are now open. Applicants should submit a CV, publications list, (optional) cover letter, and a brief (up to 5 page) statement of research interests through Interfolio:

Three reference letters should also be submitted by letter writers directly through Interfolio; you should request reference letters via the application form. If you do not have an Interfolio account, you can sign up at no cost after clicking the "Apply Now" button via the link above. Applications received by 3 January 2019 will receive full consideration, although applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Description of the position from the AAS Job Register

Full listing here:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Dartmouth College to work with the group of Prof. Ryan Hickox on observational studies of active galactic nuclei and galaxies, in collaboration with Dr. Andy Goulding of Princeton University.

The successful applicant will contribute to a vigorous research program addressing exciting questions about the evolution of supermassive black holes. The research will primarily focus on X-ray and multiwavelength studies using data from the Chandra and multiwavelength NASA archives, and will involve development of X-ray stacking software.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or astrophysics (or expect to complete the degree by the start of the position). Experience in X-ray observations and/or observational studies of AGN and galaxies is strongly preferred. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years with the possibility of an additional year. The preferred start date is October 2019 or earlier. The position includes funds for travel, publications, and computing, and offers a competitive salary with health benefits.

Complete applications should include a curriculum vitae and publications list (with optional cover letter), a brief statement of research interests (up to 5 pages), and three letters of reference. They should be submitted via Interfolio at this link.

Applications received by 3 January 2019 will receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact:
Ryan Hickox: Ryan dot C dot Hickox at dartmouth dot edu

About Dartmouth:
Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the oldest universities in the United States. The Department of Physics & Astronomy has a range of active research programs in astronomy, cosmology, space physics, and nuclear, plasma, quantum, and condensed matter physics. Dartmouth is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the beautiful Upper Valley of the Connecticut River two hours from Boston, and is consistently ranked one of the best small towns in which to live in the country.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Ryan C. Hickox
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Office: 241 Wilder Laboratory
Phone: +1 (603) 646-2962

Last Updated: 6 December 2018
Banner Image: courtesy of Chandra X-ray Center