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    Summary

    This is a time-limited postdoctoral position for an Astrophysicist(Post-doctoral Research Fellow) in the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.  The employee works under the direction of an Astrophysicist within the Division.

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    Responsibilities

    The scientist will undertake a program of research and scholarship in the area of extragalactic jets associated with quasars. The study involves the planning and implementation of observing programs, the analysis, modeling, and interpretation of data obtained with space-based and/or ground-based facilities, and the presentation and publication of significant scientific results.

    Duties may include but are not limited to:

    1. Participate in and carry out scientific research and scholarship involving a program of observational studies on active galaxies and quasars.
    2. Prepare and submit proposals for studies using appropriate space- and/or ground-based facilities.
    3. Assist in data reduction of observations from satellite and/or ground-based experiments, analyze and model the resulting multi-wavelength datasets.
    4. Assist in designing, development, and verification of software for data analysis as needed. This includes defining the necessary programs and subroutines, coding and debugging them, and applying them to the analysis of scientific data.
    5. Prepare papers, presenting research results for publication in scientific journals and presentations at conferences. Participate in meetings and conferences to discuss current research and to exchange data and ideas with other scientists.
    6. Give advice on analysis techniques and scientific approaches to others working on the same or related projects, as appropriate. Help with problem solving and discuss current work.
    7. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To attend meetings and conferences

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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