Postdoctoral Research Associate for DESI

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 South 1400 East #201
Street Line 3: 
84112
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
UT
Zip/Postal: 
84112
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work in cosmology with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). The successful applicant will work under the direction of Prof. Kyle Dawson.

 

The Dawson research group participates in research in the clustering of galaxies, quasars, and the Lyman-alpha forest. Research also includes the modeling of spectra and selection functions for measurements of baryon acoustic oscillations and redshift space distortions. The ideal applicant will primarily use Survey Validation data in the first year of the position and data from the nominal clustering program afterward. The successful applicant will be encouraged to pursue independent research, to collaborate with other researchers within DESI, and to contribute to the Collaboration working groups. Research options include the possibility of cross-correlations of DESI catalogs with data from other surveys.

 

Experience with spectroscopic or catalog-level clustering data is highly desirable. The appointment is for two years with the extension to a third contingent on a performance review. The start date is flexible, and can be at any time in 2021. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics or a related field.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a research statement that relates past and/or proposed future research to large-scale cosmology surveys. In the cover letter, please list three references and contact information. Reference letters will be requested for a sub-sample of applicants following an initial review. Completed applications and a list of references should be sent electronically to: Prof. Kyle Dawson (kdawson@astro.utah.edu) by December 15, 2020. PDF format is strongly preferred. Questions may be directed to Prof. Kyle Dawson (kdawson@astro.utah.edu). Additional information on the Dawson research group can be found here: http://astro.utah.edu/~kdawson/

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Kyle Dawson
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Utah
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
115 South 1400 East #201
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
UT
Zip/Postal Code: 
84112
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
8015815697
Email: 
kdawson@astro.utah.edu
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Attention To: 
Kyle Dawson
Subject: 
DESI Postdoc Position
Email: 
kdawson@astro.utah.edu