DESI cosmology postdoctoral position

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
UC Santa Cruz
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
1156 High street
Santa Cruz
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics  at the University of California Santa Cruz invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar under the direction of Professor Alexie Leauthaud. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct forefront research with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) survey ( with opportunities to work on a broad range of topics including but not limited to cosmology, clusters, clustering, redshift-space distortions, gravitational lensing, simulations, and cross-correlations. The DESI survey begins collecting data in 2019/2020 making this an excellent time to join this collaboration. Projects that involve collaborations with DESI partners at Stanford, Berkeley, and LBNL will be fostered and encouraged. Applications from candidates with both observational and theoretical backgrounds will be considered. The candidate will join a diverse and vibrant cosmology research program ( and an active group of DESI members (including faculty X. Prochaska and Connie Rockosi). The selected candidate will have access to the Hyades super computer at UCSC. Applicants with relevant experience with data or theory analysis and/or the demonstrated ability to undertake research independently, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs. Apply at
Please refer to Position #JPF00619-19T in all correspondence.

Included Benefits: 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual’s Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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