We invte applications for a postdoctoral research position at the City University of New York to work with the FutureLens collaboration studying strongly lensed quasars in the upcoming Rubin Observatory/LSST and Euclid surveys. FutureLens is a program funded by Schmidt Futures to build key components of the pipeline for the modeling and analysis of lens systems, in collaboration with the LSST DESC & SLSC, and the Euclid science collaborations.
We are looking for a talented researcher to lead aspects of this effort, and in particular to solve some of the significant data challenges presented by the survey. The successful candidate would be expected to participating in the scientific goals of the collaboration, and to pursue their own related scientific goals. The scientific interests of FutureLens broadly include microlensing studies of quasar structure, and cosmology from time delay measurements. The ideal candidate will have strong computational and data skills, as well as a background in relevant subfields. Experience with machine learning is a significant plus.
This position is based at the City University of New York and we envisage time spent at one or more of the collaborating insitutions: the University of Montreal, Stanford University, Universidad Andrés Bello, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. The initial appointment will be for two years, with extensions up to 4 years possible where funding permits. We offer a competative starting salary and research funds commensurate with with qualifications. The starting date is flexible, and can be as early as January 2021, but no later than September 2021.
Applications should be submitted through the Reseach Foundation of CUNY no later than December 9, 2020. Applications should include your CV and a statement of research experience and goals. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to email@example.com.