Postdoctoral Research Position in Observational Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department Name: 
SAS, Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
136 Frelinghuysen Road
City: 
Piscataway
State/Province: 
NJ
Zip/Postal: 
08854
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to collaborate with Profs. Eric Gawiser and Saurabh Jha on cosmological studies as part of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory (LSST) Dark Energy Science Collaboration. 

The successful applicant will engage in collaborative research to quantify and mitigate astrophysical systematic uncertainties on the five dark energy probes being pursued by the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, with an emphasis on galaxy clustering and supernova cosmology. They will have an opportunity to join the Rubin commissioning team to work with the first data from this revolutionary facility.  

Candidates should mention any relevant experience in cosmological parameter forecasts, applications of machine learning to astrophysical data, or analysis of Stage III dark energy surveys. The postdoctoral researcher will be encouraged to learn new skills and will be offered conscientious mentoring and a supportive and collaborative research environment. There will be an opportunity for independent research, including access to Rutgers' 10% share of the Southern African Large Telescope.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates from traditionally under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.   

The position is intended for two years starting in July 2022, offers geographical flexibility along with a competitive salary and benefits, and is renewable for a third year if mutually agreeable. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy prior to appointment. The campus is located 45 min from New York City in an area with several astrophysics institutes and departments, facilitating rich knowledge exchange and collaborations.              

Interested candidates can apply via the Rutgers Employment Opportunities webpage https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/147734 and are asked to submit a cover letter, a CV noting any equity and inclusion activities in which the candidate has been involved along with a list of publications, and a brief (2-3 page) description of research interests and experience. Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be emailed to Lisa Rivera ([email protected]). Complete applications, including letters, received by January 4, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Eric Gawiser
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department Name: 
SAS, Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
136 Frelinghuysen Road
City: 
Piscataway
State/Province: 
NJ
Zip/Postal Code: 
08854
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
848-445-8874
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
21FA1395
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Eric Gawiser
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Position in Observational Cosmology