Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at Caltech/IPAC. The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr. Yun Wang in preparatory work for the galaxy redshift survey, a key part of the dark energy program on NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST) mission. Experience in cosmological or astrophysical data analysis is required. The primary responsibility will be to contribute to the work on data simulation, prototype data pipeline design, and calibration strategy for the WFIRST galaxy redshift survey. The successful candidate will also carry out their own scientific research and will be able to propose to the JPL Time Allocation Committee for access to the Palomar telescopes.
Candidates should have obtained, by the starting date, a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or equivalent, in an area relevant to the responsibilities. The appointment is for two years, based on current projected funding, with a possible extension for an additional year for related work if future funding becomes available.
To apply, please send a CV, publication list, names and contact information of three references, and a statement of research experience to Mary Ellen Barba (firstname.lastname@example.org). Email applications only. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
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