Postdoctoral Fellow – Active Galaxies and Multi-Messenger Astronomy (PHYSIC 17-0107)
The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow – Active Galaxies and Multi-Messenger Astronomy. The postdoc will carry out collaborative and independent research in multi-wavelength and multi-messenger searches/studies of binary and recoiling supermassive black holes, the physical processes of active galactic nuclei, and/or the evolution of galaxies. Exceptional candidates interested in supermassive black hole source population modelling, observational limits on cosmic strings, and other areas of nanohertz-band gravitational wave astrophysics will also be considered.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Research on the source populations of gravitational waves, primarily supermassive black holes in recoiling or binary systems.
Applying gravitational wave limits from pulsar timing arrays as a constraint on binary evolution and AGN astrophysics.
Independent/self-directed research that will further the goals of the Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology.
Attend research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current research findings.
Identify and assist with acquisition of funding from public, private, and governmental sources.
PhD in astronomy, physics, engineering, or a related discipline
Experience in observational astronomical data analysis
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