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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Multiwavelength Pulsar Science

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Space Science

RO# Location
64.15.89.C0618 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Matthew Kerr matthew.kerr@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.1217
Paul S. Ray paul.ray@nrl.navy.mil 202.404.1619

Description

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. 

Keywords:
Pulsars; Neutron stars; Radio astronomy; X-ray astronomy; Gravitational waves; Gamma-ray astronomy; Gamma ray; Astrophysics; High Energy Astrophysics; Timing; Software; Pulsar navigation

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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