McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellow in Cosmology
The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cosmology. McWilliams Fellows are expected to carry out their own programs of original research, independently or in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students. We welcome applications from researchers working in any area of astrophysics and/or cosmology.
McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellows are part of CMU’s McWilliams Center for Cosmology (website http://www.cmu.edu/cosmology). The McWilliams Center synergizes research of the CMU’s Departments of Physics, Computer Science and Statistics, and enjoys close relationships with the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Carnegie Mellon’s physics faculty hold leadership roles in multiple large sky surveys, perform large-scale cosmological and hydrodynamical simulations, and conduct theoretical studies covering a wide range of cosmological and astrophysical topics. Additionally, the McWilliams Center has recently moved its computing cluster to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, which provides high-performance computing resources on a variety of scales and works closely with our scientists.
Fellowship appointments are for 2 years, with renewal for a third year likely, contingent upon satisfactory progress. The position comes with a competitive salary, an annual research budget, health benefits, and relocation expenses.
We seek excellence within a respectful, inclusive University context. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. CMU's Department of Physics especially welcomes applicants -- including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways--who will enhance this diversity through their research, teaching and service.
Applicants should hold the degree of Ph.D. by the time of appointment, which is anticipated to begin September 1, 2021.
Applications should be uploaded to the interfolio website: apply.interfolio.com/78772 and must include a curriculum vitae, publication list and a statement of research interests. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded (a prompt will be sent automatically to the applicant’s references when their contact information is entered at the interfolio site). For full consideration, all materials should be received by November 30, 2020.
For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Matthew Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.