POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR POSITION IN COSMOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position beginning Fall 2012.
The postdoctoral fellow will work in Professor Asantha Cooray’s group on topics related to cosmology and large-scale structure, including a combination of theory, observation, and data analysis of topics in cosmic microwave background and its polarization, weak lensing including CMB lensing, galaxy distribution and the halo occupation statistics, infrared background, 21-cm fluctuations, and first stars and reionization, including intensity line mapping of atomic and molecular lines. Extensive collaboration with experimental teams based at Caltech/JPL as well as Herschel-SPIRE and CIBER science teams are expected.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent prior to beginning the appointment. A background in cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics is also necessary for this work. The postdoctoral scholars are expected to work with the existing team members. The position requires significant experience with theoretical model development in cosmology and a fellow who also has some astronomical data analysis experience will be preferred.
The initial appointment will be for two years, with a third year contingent on successful performance and availability of funds. Salary will be determined based on experience. The position includes some research and travel funds.
Applicants should send a letter indicating the position applying for, with a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-4575
Attn: Carrollann Simmons
Electronic submission of applications and letters (in .pdf format) will be accepted. For full consideration, applications should be received by 29 February 2012.
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