Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Kavli IPMU
The “Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe" (Kavli IPMU) is an international research institute in Japan with English as its official language. The goal of the institute is to explore fundamental laws of the Universe from a synergistic perspective of mathematics, physics, and astronomy.
We intend to appoint multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions in astrophysics and cosmology to 3-year terms. We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership, and strongly encourage female and international applicants.
Kavli IPMU is one of the leading institutions of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey, a 300-night Subaru campaign that began in March 2014. Primary goals include cosmological constraints from weak lensing measured over 1400 square degrees, powerful new statistical measurements of galaxy evolution at all redshifts, and programs aimed at supernovae and AGN studies. Kavli IPMU is also leading the development of the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) which will conduct a BAO, high-z galaxy, and galactic archeology survey after the completion of the HSC program.
Further opportunities exist in the area of galaxy evolution, quasar studies, and observational cosmology. The institute is a full member of SDSS-IV. Kavli IPMU is also a full member of iPTF for a wide-field survey of optical transients such as supernovae.
Candidates with expertise in large surveys, gravitational lensing, cosmology, AGNs, galaxy evolution, ALMA, and supernova research are especially encouraged to apply.
The applications should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation (https://www.ipmu.jp/en/job-opportunities/pd2017). They should be uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9798/apply
The search is open until filled, but for full consideration please submit the application and letters by Dec 1, 2017.