Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position hosted at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics in Chicago. The primary focus of the successful applicant's work will be on strong gravitational lensing, at the interface between an ongoing observational effort - including a new HST Large program - led by Prof. Mike Gladders of the University of Chicago, and an ongoing simulation effort - including the world's first completed trillion-particle n-body simulation - led by Drs. Salman Habib and Katrin Heitmann of the nearby Argonne National Labs.
A Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field is required, and research experience on strong lensing is highly desirable. Experience with ray-tracing simulations, and the generation of mock lensed images, would be an advantage. This position is anticipated to be a three year effort, contingent on funding and successful performance. An early start - no later than June 2013, is desired. Information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the astrophysics effort at Argonne National Labs, and the KICP can be found at the URLs above.
Applications including a CV, publication list, and a three-page statement of research interests should be sent electronically to the email adress indicated above. In addition, applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the same address. Further information about the position may be sought from Mike Gladders at email@example.com, Salman Habib at firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or Katrin Heitmann at email@example.com.
To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by Feb 1st, 2013. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.