The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for BCCP Postdoctoral Fellows and Cosmology Data-Science Fellows, in cosmology at 100% time (full-time) with an anticipated start date in summer or fall 2018.
The BCCP Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in cosmology. The CDS Fellows will have half their research devoted to a specific cosmology project of the BCCP, working as a scientist in a research group with all of the expected goals of project planning, data collection, data reduction/analysis, publication, and conference-presentation of results. The other half of each CDS Fellow’s research will examine the data-science steps needed to accomplish these science goals, and look for approaches to redesigning these steps and make current and future science projects progress faster and more reliable. Both Fellows positions will be for two years with the possibility of one-year extension. Further extensions beyond this may be possible subject to availability of funds.
We are especially encouraging applications in the intersection areas between cosmology, computer science, fundamental physics and astrophysics. In addition to being considered for these Fellowships, applicants will also be considered for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with BCCP members. BCCP Fellows will have the opportunity to interact and work with the broad spectrum of cosmology researchers in the Berkeley Astronomy and Physics Departments, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The experimental and observational cosmology programs at Berkeley include supernovae, galaxy clustering (including baryonic acoustic oscillations), weak lensing and cosmic microwave background, in addition to a broad theoretical cosmology research program. The Fellows will also find a rich data-science environment at UC Berkeley and LBNL, with world-expert researchers in both computer science and domain science aspects of this emerging field. Information on the BCCP's current activities and membership may be found at the BCCP's website: bccp.berkeley.edu.
Basic qualifications: All Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.
Additional qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by the start date.
Preferred qualifications: Intersection areas between cosmology, computer science, fundamental physics and astrophysics.
Salary range: $58,000-$66,000
Diversity Statement: BCCP is interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.
Family friendly statement: UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10039. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit updated curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests by December 1, 2017. Applicants please ensure your letter writers provide their letters of recommendation by the same date.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters. The position will remain open until filled.
Please direct questions to BCCP directors Uroš Seljak at firstname.lastname@example.org and Saul Perlmutter at email@example.com. For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Melissa Barclay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct