Postdoctoral Research Associate in Weak Lensing

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Carnegie Mellon University
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
5000 Forbes Avenue
City: 
Pittsburgh
State/Province: 
PA
Zip/Postal: 
15213
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Location: Carnegie Mellon University 
Pittsburgh, Pa

Open Date: Sep 27, 2023

Description: The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in observational cosmology with a focus on weak lensing working with Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics in this field, including but not limited to image simulations and analysis, and analysis method development and application to survey data. This work may be carried out in the context of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey, the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) including the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, or Euclid.

The successful applicant will join the McWilliams Center 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, members of the LINCC Frameworks team, graduate students, and members of other relevant departments at CMU and the University of Pittsburgh.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by the time of appointment. 

Application Instructions

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a statement of research interests should be submitted through this Interfolio site. Cover letters are optional. Either the statement of research interests or the (optional) cover letter should identify the applicant’s scientific connection to or interest in the topic of this postdoctoral position, and briefly discuss the candidate’s contributions toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded to Interfolio. Please apply here which links to our Interfolio application. 

For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 15, 2023. Please contact Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum at [email protected] with any questions.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Professor R. Mandelbaum
Title: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Weak Lensing
Institution/Company: 
Carnegie Mellon University
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
5000 Forbes Avenue
City: 
Pittsburgh
State/Province: 
PA
Zip/Postal Code: 
15213
Country: 
United States of America