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Postdoctoral Researcher in Black Hole Astrophysics- Full Time (Term)

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Job Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Black Hole Astrophysics- Full Time (Term)
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Rank Research Associate
Tenure Information Term
Position Details
Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position focusing on black hole astrophysics withProf. Alexandra Tetarenko in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Universityof Lethbridge.
This position is planned for two years, with an extension for a third year contingent on the availability of funding.
The successful candidate will work on topics related to accretion driven jets launched from black holes, including:
  • Multi-wavelength spectral-timing
  • High resolution imaging studies
  • Astro-chemical studies of jet impact sites
  • Multi-wavelength polarimetry
  • Transient follow up
  • Programming and code development
Additionally, there is the opportunity to get involved in the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, for which Prof. Tetarenko is a leading member.

The successful candidate will be expected to spent 80% of the time on predefined projects, and will be given 20% of the time for independent research. The start date for the position is set atSpring/Summer 2024, but this is negotiable. This is a grant funded position and will include a generous stipend, travel funds, and computing equipment.

  • PhD in Astrophysics or related field
  • Expertise in observational studies of X-ray binaries
  • Analysis of multi-wavelength data (in particular at long wavelengths with facilities such as VLA, ALMA)
  • Programming experience is preferred

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/06/2023
Close Date 12/01/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 04/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interest
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