The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in time domain astronomy. The focus of the work will be on the modeling of astronomical variability through both advanced statistical and machine learning methods, with a particular emphasis on AGN, but also within the wider context of transient and variable astronomy with the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and upcoming Widefield INfrared Transient ExploreR (WINTER) survey. There is also opportunity to work with the NSF-funded HDR Institute for Accelerated AI Algorithms for Data-Driven Discovery (A3D3) in multimessenger astronomy. Associated faculty are Professors Matthew Graham and S. George Djorgovski.
The postdoctoral fellowship position will start as soon as possible after August 1, 2022. The duration of the fellowship is up to three years: an initial one-year appointment with annual renewals contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Fellowshop recipients will have the opportunity to propose for time on all of Caltech's astronomical facilities, include those at Palomar Observatory and at the W. M. Keck Observatory.
Electronic copies of the curriculum vitae (with email address and citizenship indicated), publications list (indicate articles which appeared in refereed journals), and statement of research experience and interests are required. PDF submittals are preferred. The applicant is required to ensure that at least three letters of recommendation are provided. Applicants and letter writers may send PDF submissions to Judy McClain <[email protected]>.
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