Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology with DES

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Queensland
Department Name: 
School of Mathematics and Physics
Street Line 1: 
83/37 Duncan St
The University of Queensland
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to work on cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) as part of Professor Tamara Davis’ ARC Laureate Fellowship. We are interested in candidates from a diverse range of fields, including cosmology with type Ia supernovae, large-scale structure, baryon acoustic oscillations, weak gravitational lensing, strong gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, or other topic related to cosmology. 

The candidate will have access to the substantial resources of the ARC Laureate Fellowship, and would be invited to help drive the direction of the group, including selection and co-supervision of PhD students.

The Astrophysics Group at the University of Queensland is rapidly expanding, with two new astrophysicists recruited in 2018, and four postdoctoral fellows to be employed over the next five years as part of Professor Tamara Davis’ Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship (of which this position is one).  These positions will further enhance and expand upon our existing research strengths in theoretical cosmology, observational cosmology, and galaxy evolution. 

The person

The appointee will have a demonstrated record of performing innovative, high-quality research, and will have a vision for developing and leading their own research. They will ideally have experience in doing cosmology with large galaxy surveys (spectroscopic or photometric).  They should have an understanding of what can be done with DES data and how they would like to contribute.

We are simultaneously advertising for a research fellow to work with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).  Please let us know if you would be interested in being considered for both positions.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

All applicants must supply: Cover letter, Resume, Research Plan (< 2 pages), Selection Criteria responses, and the names of 3 referees.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$58956.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$78996.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

In addition to the salary you get 17% superannuation (pension) making the total package US$66,523 to US$92,425.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 10, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Tamara Davis
DES Postdoctoral Fellow