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Postdoctoral Research Assistant I (step 1-2)/CSPAR/RV3934

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Huntsville, AL 35808
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Job Description:

The Postdoctoral Research Assistant I will study the capabilities of space-based gravitational-wave observatories to advance our understanding of astrophysics, cosmology, and/or fundamental physics. The incumbent will perform science investigations and study trade-offs between mission design and science performance.


Ph.D. in Physics or a related field/0-6 months of full-time verifiable related work experience/high proficiency in computer programming, C and Python capability is desired/must have a working technical knowledge of astrophysical gravitational wave sources/working technical knowledge of modern data analysis methods, such as Bayesian inference and Machine learning, is desired/0-18 months of related experience preferred

The approximate annual salary range for this position is $34,203 – $40,000.

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents online:

1. UAH Application For Employment (via step 3) Electronic Form

2. Resume/CV (via step 4)

Optional- Applicants may also upload additional documents (cover letter, references, etc.).

Returning ApplicantsLogin to your UAH Careers Account to check your completed application.

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Category: Postdoctoral Research Positions

Department: Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research

Locations: Huntsville, AL

Posted: Jan 10, ’18

Type: Exempt

Ref. No.: RV3934

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