Postdoctoral position – University of Minnesota, Roman Galaxy Redshift Survey Project Infrastructure Team

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2023
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2024
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Minnesota
Department Name: 
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral positions – University of Minnesota, Roman Galaxy Redshift Survey Project Infrastructure Team 

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, NASA’s next flagship mission in astrophysics, will be launch-ready in October 2026. The Roman Project Infrastructure Teams (PITs) have sustained funding to partner with the Science Centers in developing the infrastructure needed by the community to pursue Roman’s ambitious science goals. We seek one postdoctoral scholar to join the Roman GRS PIT team as Roman Junior Scientists, with work focused on deliverables to the NASA Roman Project, in the areas of modeling galaxy populations. 

Experience with slitless spectroscopic data to galaxy redshift survey data is highly desirable. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to pursue their own independent research program, and will also have the opportunity to work with Euclid data under the guidance of Dr. Scarlata, in view of the strong synergy between Roman and Euclid. 

The Roman GRS PIT team members will closely collaborate and frequently interact with each other. Roman GRS Junior Scientists will be actively mentored, and given opportunities to represent the team at major conferences. They will retain team membership upon completion of their terms, provided they continue being active on the team. Each Roman GRS Junior Scientist position has a 3-year term, renewed annually upon satisfactory performance, subject to the availability of funding. For more information, see

The position is open effective immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide in a single pdf:
Applications should include the following documents:
- cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- publication list,
- statement of research experience and interests,

Applications should be completed online by December 15, 2023. In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent via email to Benji Koshy ([email protected]).     

Included Benefits: 

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans, Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts Disability and employer-paid life insurance, Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity, Financial counseling services , Employee Transit Pass with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Claudia Scarlata
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