Postdoctoral Position On Weak Lensing And Image Simulations

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Carnegie Mellon University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
5000 Forbes Avenue
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in weak gravitational lensing and image simulations with Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum. The successful candidate will work on image simulation development supporting weak lensing analysis with the Roman Space Telescope, Euclid, and the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), with Prof. Mandelbaum and collaborators at other universities.  In addition to developing improved and more realistic image simulation software, this postdoctoral position will involve producing individual survey and/or joint image simulations, and using them to solve open research questions related to weak lensing analysis methodology for future lensing surveys.

The successful applicant will join the McWilliams Center at Carnegie Mellon (website: and will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the Center, including the Physics faculty, other postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and members of other relevant departments at CMU.

We seek excellence within a respectful, inclusive University context. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of our community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. CMU's Department of Physics welcomes applicants who will enhance this diversity through their research, teaching and service.



The anticipated starting date is September 2023, though earlier or later start dates can be accommodated. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field by the time of appointment.


Application Instructions:

Applications must apply via Interfolio:, and include a curriculum vitae, publication list, a statement of research interests.  Either the statement of research interests or an (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.  In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded (a prompt will be sent automatically to the applicant’s references when their contact information is entered into Interfolio).  For full consideration, all materials should be received by December 15, 2022.

For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum at [email protected] .

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Postdoctoral position on weak lensing and image simulations