Postdoctoral Research Assistant III – Huntsville, AL

Postdoctoral Research Assistant III


Huntsville, AL


Job description:

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position at

the University of Alabama in Huntsville to work in the field of

high-energy multi-messenger astrophysics.

The primary focus of the position will be gamma-ray burst (GRB)

science, broadly defined. Applicants with both theoretical and

observational or data analysis background are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant could conduct research using data from the

Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM). Fermi GBM has a major role in

multi-messenger astronomy, having already detected GRB 170817A.

The position could also involve contributing to the development of

some of the future space instruments that UAH is part of. StarBurst is

Pioneer-class SmallSat to observe short GRBs. The LEAP mission is

funded for a Phase A design study of an instrument on the

International Space Station to measure polarization in GRBs. The

MoonBEAM mission is similarly funded for a Phase A study to observe

GRBs from a cis-lunar orbit with a high duty cycle.

The position will be housed in UAH's Center for Space Plasma and

Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) and located in the University's Cramer

Research Hall, which also hosts the Department of Space Science and

University and NASA/MSFC scientists.

The applicant will be collaborating with the UAH, NASA/MSFC and USRA

Fermi GBM team in Huntsville and scientists at other institutions


The successful candidate must have a PhD in astrophysics, or a related field.

Experience in high-energy astrophysics data analysis, interpretation

or modeling is desired;

To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a complete CV,

a brief description of their research plans and three references at

the link below.

For inquries, please contact Peter Veres ([email protected]) or

Antonia Pitts ([email protected]).


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