Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Multiwavelength Pulsar Science
Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Space Science
||Washington, DC 203755321
|Paul S. Ray
The High Energy Astrophysics and Application Section is pursuing the study of neutron stars across the electromagnetic spectrum, and in particular pulsars, which are precise celestial clocks. Our group actively uses the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope, the NICER X-ray telescope on the International Space Station, and several of the premiere ground-based radio telescopes for these studies. We also participate in pulsar timing array projects, including NANOGrav, aimed at detecting the low frequency gravitational wave background.
We invite applications from candidates interested in pulsar and other neutron star studies, including pulsar searches at multiple wavelengths, methods for characterizing timing noise and glitches in photon-based and radio data, software development for pulsar timing, and related topics.
Pulsars; Neutron stars; Radio astronomy; X-ray astronomy; Gravitational waves; Gamma-ray astronomy; Gamma ray; Astrophysics; High Energy Astrophysics; Timing; Software; Pulsar navigation
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Open to Postdoctoral applicants