Postdoctoral in Observational Cosmology & Rubin Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 12, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Harvard University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
17 Oxford Street
Street Line 3: 
02138
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
Massachusetts
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking postdoctoral scholars to join our observational cosmology group. Our current emphasis is on ensuring that the Rubin Observatory/LSST will meet or exceed expectations, and on developing data analysis methods to fully exploit the next generation of observational data. In particular, our group is deeply engaged in identifying and addressing the various sources of systematic error that afflict contemporary observational cosmology. We are seeking individuals with an interest in precision calibration, in digging into the nuances of point spread functions, and on developing innovative advanced analysis methodologies for supernova cosmology and lensing phenomenology. Experience in some combination of astronomical instrumentation, experimental physics, or astronomical data processing (imaging and/or spectroscopy) is desirable. A PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field required by the time of appointment. We are seeking individuals who share our commitment to an inclusive and supportive work environment, with a streak of independence and strong leadership skills. This is a two-year position with potential renewal for a third year. Resources include Harvard's high capacity computational facility, the opportunity to apply for telescope time, and the rich intellectual environment of the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 

Please provide a description of why you consider this position a good match to your background and goals, along with a CV and list of publications, to stubbs@physics.harvard.edu. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by the application deadline of Dec 15, 2020 to the same address.

   

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

A description of benefits is provided at https://hr.harvard.edu/files/humanresources/files/benesummpostdoc_0.pdf under the "Employee Postdoc" column. 

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Christopher Stubbs
Title: 
Professor of Physics and of Astronomy
Institution/Company: 
Harvard University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
17 Oxford St
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
6174951454
Email: 
stubbs@physics.harvard.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Christopher Stubbs
Subject: 
Postdoc inquiry
Email: 
stubbs@physics.harvard.edu