Stanford University, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

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Position ID:Stanford-KIPAC-XOC [#11761]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions in X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology, and X-ray Detector Development
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2018/11/12 finished (2018/08/27, finished 2019/05/07, listed until 2018/11/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The X-ray Astronomy and Observational Cosmology (XOC) group at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University has openings for postdoctoral researchers working in the areas of multiwavelength studies of galaxies and galaxy clusters, and X-ray detector development.

Members of the XOC group are engaged broadly across the fields of X-ray astronomy and observational cosmology, including studies of galaxy and cluster astrophysics, cluster cosmology and X-ray detector development. Hardware efforts are currently focused on the development of readout electronics for the Wide Field Imager for Athena and of integrated readout electronics for next generation X-ray CCD detectors. The XOC group are involved in of a number of major science collaborations including Athena, Lynx, Hitomi, the Dark Energy Survey, Euclid, the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, the South Pole Telescope, Simons Observatory and CMB-S4.

These positions offer excellent salary and benefits ( The appointments are expected to begin in or around Fall 2019 and will be for three years in the first instance, subject to annual review.

Applicants should have, or be in the process of completing, a Ph.D. in astrophysics, physics or a related discipline, or have an equivalent level of experience in electronics development. They should possess a strong academic background and provide evidence of outstanding research potential.

Applicants should provide a CV, a publication list, a 3-page statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the web interface at The deadline for receipt of all materials is Monday November 12, 2018, although later applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Further information about the XOC group and other astrophysics research at Stanford may be found at and . Informal inquiries about this position may be addressed to Prof. Steven Allen,

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info: and
P.O. Box 20450
MS 29
Stanford, CA 94309

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