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.