The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Alabama has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position in the field of very-high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics with a focus on multimessenger connections with neutrinos and gravitational waves and AGN studies.

 

The gamma-ray group at UA is involved in the search for multimessenger sources of neutrinos and gravitational waves with VERITAS, the study of AGN, the development and commissioning of a prototype dual-mirror Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT) for CTA, and site studies for a wide-field VHE instrument in the southern hemisphere. 

 

The successful candidate will participate in the analysis of VERITAS and related multiwavelength observations of multimessenger targets and active galactic nuclei. The candidate will also contribute to the development of control and data acquisition and analysis software for the pSCT and participate in the pSCT commissioning activities at the VERITAS site. The neutrino follow-up studies will be performed in close collaboration with the local IceCube group working on TeV-PeV neutrino source searches.

 

Applicants must have a PhD (or be near completion) in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field and should have experience in the analysis of high-energy astrophysics data and strong software development skills. Experience working with DAQ electronics would be considered an asset. The initial position will be for 2 years, but may be extended based on fund availability. A start date will be agreed with the successful applicant.

 

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://staffjobs.ua.edu/en-us/job/511665/postdocvisiting-scientist-multimessenger-astrophysics-with-veryhighenergy-gamma-rays-511665. The application should include a cover letter (addressing how the job requirements are met), a statement of purpose (explaining the scientific goals of the candidate), a current CV including a list of publications, and contact information for at least two references. 

 

Additional information regarding the position and the application process is available on the website. Applicants should contact Dr. Marcos Santander (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) with any additional questions. Submitters are asked to please specify “Gamma-ray postdoc" in the subject of the email.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.