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Postdoctoral Position in X-ray and multi-wavelength Astronomy at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France)

Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mié, 16/09/2020
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Jue, 15/10/2020


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory.

The Observatory harbours the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) and is one of the member institutions of the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC). The group is also actively involved in future projects such as SVOM and Athena.

Within the SSC consortium Strasbourg is responsible for the data reduction pipeline that extracts multi-wavelength information for all XMM-Newton EPIC sources. In addition, the SSC provides software tools and specific databases inherited from the ARCHES European project which aim at easing the identification of EPIC sources thanks to multi-catalogue probabilistic cross-correlation and associated spectral energy distributions. SSC activities are carried out in close collaboration with CDS.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in SSC activities and to focus part of his/her research work on the scientific exploitation of the existing multi-wavelenth data currently based on the SSC produced 4XMM catalogues.

Scientific interests close to those of the hosting team (X-ray binaries, ULXs, X-ray source populations in Magellanic Clouds and nearby galaxies) would be welcome.

The position is funded by the Université de Strasbourg and by the French Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales  for one year and will normally be extended for a second year. Starting date might be as early as November 1.,2020. Applicants should send a CV, a  list of publications, a statement of research interests and contact details of two referees to Dr. Christian Motch, no later than October 15, 2020.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. C. Motch ( or Dr. P. Maggi (