Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy/Cosmology - JRID30801

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 1, 2008
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
January 15, 2008
Job Details
Job Category: 
PostV
Institution/Company Name: 
Rutgers University
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
John P. Hughes
Title: 
Prof.
Organization: 
Rutgers University
Street Address Line 1: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Address Line 2: 
136 Frelinghuysen Road
City: 
Piscataway
State/Province: 
NJ
Zip/Postal Code: 
08854
Country: 
USA
Telephone: 
732-445-0980
FAX: 
732-445-4343
Email: 
jph@physics.rutgers.edu
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: 
jph@physics.rutgers.edu
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are solicited for two postdoctoral positions to work with J. Hughes in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. One of the successful candidates will join the Southern Cosmology Survey (SCS), a large area multiwavelength sky survey coordinated with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) project. Work at Rutgers on the SCS is currently focused on the ACT Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect cluster survey and associated follow-up activities. The other successful candidate will join on-going studies of supernova remnants intended to address questions of the shock acceleration of cosmic rays, nucleosynthesis, and the nature of core collapse and thermonuclear supernovae. Both candidates will likely enjoy access to SALT, an 11-meter spectroscopic telescope in South Africa.

The initial appointments are for one year with renewal for up to two more years, if mutually agreeable and subject to the availability of funds. Excellence in research, observational or theoretical experience relevant to one or the other research area mentioned above and the ability to successfully utilize new facilities are the prime criteria for consideration.

Interested candidates should forward a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests to the above address as soon as possible. Applicants should also arrange to have letters of recommendation sent from three professional scientists. Applications from qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged.