Joint postdoctoral researcher position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University [Extragalactic Science with TESS]

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 23, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Illinois
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1002 W. Green St,
City: 
Urbana
State/Province: 
IL
Zip/Postal: 
61801
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We cordially invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of extragalactic astronomy. The appointment will start in Fall 2022 (exact starting date negotiable), and the first two years will be at the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (with Prof. Yue Shen), with the third year at the CIERA at Northwestern University (with Prof. Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere).

The postdoctoral researcher will work on time-series imaging data from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite for a broad range of extragalactic science questions and related theoretical interpretation. Candidates must have a PhD at the time of beginning this position. Candidates with expertise in photometry, difference imaging, time series analysis and experience with Kepler or TESS data will be considered favorably.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of research accomplishments and plans (preferably within three pages). Applications should be compiled into a single PDF file and sent directly to Prof. Shen by email ([email protected]). In addition, the applicant should arrange for three reference letters to send to the same email address. Applications (including reference letters) received before Dec 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. Please include the AAS Job Register number in your application. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has institutional access to several ground-based imaging and spectroscopic surveys that are relevant to this position, such as the Dark Energy Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V. The postdoctoral researcher will have access to several campus high-performance computing facilities to conduct the related data analysis.

Northwestern has institutional access to several mid- and large-scale optical/IR ground-based telescope facilities, including Keck, MMT, Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), and the forthcoming La Silla Southern Sky Survey (LS4) and SEDMv2 (an ultra-low resolution IFU spectrograph for transient classification). CIERA researchers have exclusive access to high-performance-computing resources, as well the services of a dedicated Computational Specialist (see https://ciera.northwestern.edu/high-performance-computing/ for more information).

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) to verify employment eligibility (https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IER_RightToWorkPoster%20Eng_Es.pdf). The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment (https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899).

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at https://www.northwestern.edu/equity/documents/discrimination-harassment-policy-resources-procedures-final.pdf

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Yue Shen
Title: 
Associate Professsor
Institution/Company: 
University of Illinois
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1002 W. Green St.
City: 
Urbana
State/Province: 
IL
Zip/Postal Code: 
61801
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
217-265-4072
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Yue Shen
Subject: 
Joint Post Doc Position