Postdoctoral position in IGM Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California, Riverside
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the cosmology of the intergalactic medium (IGM) at the University of California, Riverside. The successful candidate will work with Professor Simeon Bird on cosmological simulations and the data science of large scale structure, with a particular focus on quasar absorption lines. A key goal will be to extract cosmological information from the Lyman alpha forest and other probes of the IGM.

Collaboration with other research programs being undertaken as part of the UCR Data Science Center, or additional, independent work related to this science case will also be encouraged. The researcher will have the opportunity to interact with UCR’s outstanding faculty, postdocs, and students, who pursue a broad range of interests in fundamental physics and extragalactic astrophysics.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year based on performance and available funding. The starting date is negotiable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a CV, publication list and a brief description of research interests by email to, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address by January 17th, 2017. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Bird at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral scholars in the UC system receive benefits including health insurance and sick leave. Visit for more information.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Postdoctoral position