The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in weak gravitational lensing with Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work broadly in the areas of weak lensing and large-scale structure, including theory predictions; analysis of existing datasets such as HSC; preparation for future datasets such as Rubin Observatory’s LSST, Roman Space Telescope, and Euclid; and development of new analysis methodology, including applications of statistics and machine learning in this field.
The successful applicant will join the McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon (website: https://www.cmu.edu/cosmology/) and will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the Center, including the Physics faculty, other postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and members of other relevant departments (e.g., Statistics) at CMU.
The anticipated starting date is September 2021, though earlier or later start dates can be accommodated. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or a related field) by the time of appointment, and should ideally have experience with at least one of the above-mentioned research areas.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/79299. For full consideration, all materials should be received by November 30, 2020.