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Postdoctoral Researcher - Active Galaxies

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position working with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators. The successful applicant will conduct observational studies of active galaxies using data from SDSS, wide-field photometric surveys, Chandra, XMM-Newton, and other forefront facilities. A particular focus of the research will be a large-scale SDSS spectroscopic investigation of multi-year quasar wind variability as probed via broad absorption lines.

Research duties will involve the analysis of active galaxy spectral/variability data, the publication of scientific results, and the planning/implementation of new observing programs. A Ph.D. is required, and experience with active galaxy research, quasar winds, and/or the SDSS would be an advantage. Information about the Department can be found at astro.psu.edu. Penn State has a significant community of active galaxy researchers. It also has strong connections to SDSS, Chandra, Swift, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, and LSST.

Applications must be submitted electronically at psu.jobs/job/72330 and include a CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters. Reference letters should be sent to wnbrandt@gmail.com. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. The starting date has flexibility. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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