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Research Scientist Positions
with GLAST Large Area Telescope Project at Stanford University

Stanford University is seeking outstanding scientists for staff positions with the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) project. GLAST is the next major high-energy observatory that will be launched by NASA in early 2007 and will carry out observations for a minimum of 5 years. Stanford University is the lead institution of an international collaboration building the Large Area Telescope (LAT), the primary instrument on GLAST. Science investigations will include studies of Galactic and extragalactic sources, of high-energy bursts, of Galactic and extragalactic diffuse emission, and of the nature of unidentified sources. The LAT Collaboration is responsible for the production of source catalogs during various phases of the mission. The successful applicants will contribute to development of science data processing and analysis tools and will join the LAT collaboration¡¦s science investigation. Specifically, the incumbents will engage in active research on the gamma-ray astrophysics of the interstellar medium and development of tools for production of the LAT source catalog.

The appointments will be at the Senior Research Scientist or Research Associate level, depending on experience, in the W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory. Research experience in astrophysics and in one or more of the research areas mentioned above is extremely desirable, particularly in the gamma-ray astrophysics of the interstellar medium and gamma-ray source detection methods. A PhD in astronomy or physics is required. Applicants should send a CV and names of 3 references to Ms. Lucy Zhou, Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060.