The Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications from Ph.D. scientists for postdoctoral position working on supernova cosmology with the Young Supernovae Experiment (YSE) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) The position is full-time for 3 years and offers a competitive salary, benefits, and research funds, with the possibility of further extension. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2024, although this is flexible. We encourage candidates with broad interests in survey science, time-domain astrophysics, cosmology, and artificial intelligence. Prior experience with supernova surveys is NOT required. The researcher will work with Prof. Gautham Narayan and his research group, the Champaign Supernova Team, and other scientists in YSE and DESC.
The selected candidate will also be part of the Center for Astrophysical Surveys (CAPS) and will have access to facilities and data at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. NCSA is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society.
Applicants are requested to submit a:
- Cover Letter describing your interest in this position, any previous experience with SN cosmology, YSE and/or LSST
- Curriculum vitae
- Summary of previous and current research (3 pages max)
- Names and contact information for three references
The deadline for applications is Dec. 31, 2023 for full consideration. Please send all materials as a single file in pdf format to Prof. Gautham Narayan ([email protected]), with “UIUC SN Cosmology Postdoc” in the subject line.
Candidates should have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics by Fall 2024. Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.
The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history.
Illinois and Prof. Narayan welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.