Postdoctoral Research Associate in supernova radiative transfer, statistics, and machine learning

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Michigan State University
Street Line 1: 
567 Wilson Rd
Street Line 2: 
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
City: 
East Lansing
State/Province: 
MI
Zip/Postal: 
48824
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University.  The successful candidate will be working with Prof. Wolfgang Kerzendorf on adding the necessary microphysics to model nebular spectra to the radiative transfer code TARDIS and subsequent modeling of observations.

 

This group is actively developing an opensource framework that will allow for the analysis of supernova spectra at many phases. Our effort is aided by the development of machine learning and statistical techniques that will allow for parameter inference of archival observations. The successful candidate will focus on the extension of TARDIS to modeling spectra in the nebular phase and subsequently apply this to existing observational data. A firm grasp of radiative transfer and programming (in particular Python) is required. Statistics and machine learning experience are preferred. Michigan State offers access to local High-Performance Computing resources and to the SOAR 4-m telescope. Inquiries about the position are actively encouraged (kerzendo@pa.msu.edu).

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, person of color, veterans, and person with disabilities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV including a publication list, and a brief statement of research interests to the web site: www.careers.msu.edu using posting number 607420. In addition, applicants should submit the names and e-mail addresses of three references which will be contacted when the shortlist is constructed. 

Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2019 and will continue until the position has been filled.

 

 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Wolfgang Kerzendorf
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
Michigan State University
Street Line 1: 
567 Wilson Rd
Street Line 2: 
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
City: 
East Lansing
State/Province: 
MI
Zip/Postal Code: 
48824
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
607420
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Wolfgang Kerzendorf
Subject: 
Research Associate position 2019
Email: 
kerzendo@msu.edu