Postdoctoral Associate in Multi-messenger Astronomy - Coughlin Research

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Minnesota
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
116 Church Street S.E.
Street Line 2: 
John T. Tate Hall
City: 
Minneapolis
State/Province: 
Minnesota
Zip/Postal: 
55455
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow in the field of multi-messenger astronomy with Prof. Michael Coughlin. The appointment start date is September 1, 2022, with some flexibility. The appointment is for one year, with possibility of annual renewals up to 3 years. The research would focus on searches for gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), as well as optical counterparts with the Zwicky Transient Facility, a time-domain optical survey to study the transient night sky photometrically. Specifically, we are seeking those interested in work on machine learning, participating in our analysis of ground-based telescope and gravitational-wave data to study multi-messenger, transient objects by building machine learning pipelines in coordination with frontend Javascript/React.js interfaces. This work is in the context of the National Science Foundation’s Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data-Driven Discovery (A3D3) Institute, a multi-disciplinary and geographically distributed entity with the primary mission to lead a paradigm shift in the application of real-time artificial intelligence (AI)  at scale to advance scientific knowledge and accelerate discovery. The Institute team reflects a collaborative effort of Principal Investigators from Caltech, Duke University, MIT, Purdue University, UC San Diego, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

See link for application instructions.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 7, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 7, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Michael Coughlin
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Minnesota
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
116 Church Street S.E.
Street Line 2: 
John T. Tate Hall
City: 
Minneapolis
State/Province: 
MN
Zip/Postal Code: 
55455
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
344277
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Julie Murphy
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Job ID 344277 Postdoctoral Associate in Multi-messenger Astronomy - Coughlin Research