DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Washington
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
University of Washington
Street Line 2: 
Box 351580, U.W.
City: 
Seattle
State/Province: 
WA
Zip/Postal: 
98195-1580
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for up to three DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellows in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year DIRAC Fellowships are available to promising, early career researchers interested in the application of novel statistical and computational techniques to fundamental questions in astrophysics. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research that either complements or builds upon ongoing research directions within the DIRAC Institute. Successful candidates will work with the current DIRAC faculty and researchers to develop their own programs of research and innovation.

The DIRAC Institute  (http://dirac.astro.washington.edu) is a newly formed center for data intensive astrophysics at the University of Washington. The Institute consists of six faculty and senior fellows, and over 20 postdoctoral researchers and research scientists. It has active research programs in Cosmology, Solar System science, Milky-Way structure, the Variable and Transient universe, and Astronomical Software.

The University of Washington is a partner in the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) project, a new time-domain survey which will begin operations in early 2018. The UW is a founding partner of the LSST project, and leads the construction of its time domain and solar system processing pipelines. Other research activities at UW/DIRAC include topics in extragalactic science, as well as the understanding the structure, formation, and evolution of the Milky Way using large surveys (SDSS, WISE, PanSTARRS PS1, and others).

A Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, computer science, or a related subject is required. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for a third year, and offers competitive salary and benefits. The appointment is expected to start no later than September 2018.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, description of research interests (with links to Github if relevant) and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Nikolina Horvat at horvat@uw.edu with subject line “ DIRAC Fellowship Application (your name)”. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, to assure full consideration, please send your application by December 31st 2017.

The DIRAC Institute is a community of people with diverse interests and areas of expertise, engaged in the understanding of our universe through the analysis of large and complex data sets.  We are an open, ethical, highly engaged and collaborative community based on trust, transparency and mutual respect. We believe in providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, in the importance of quality of life, in embracing diversity, in making a difference and having fun.

Included Benefits: 

For detailed information about the benefits available through the University of Washington, including dental, medical and disability insurance, retirement, and childcare centers, see the University of Washington benefits page: https://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Andrew Connolly
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Washington
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3910 15th Ave NE
Street Line 2: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 3: 
Box 351580, U.W.
City: 
Seattle
State/Province: 
WA
Zip/Postal Code: 
98195-1580
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
horvat@uw.edu
Inquiries About Job
Subject: 
DIRAC Fellowship Application (your name)
Email: 
horvat@uw.edu