Postdoctoral Position in Galactic Archaeology and Large Survey Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Carnegie Mellon University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics, McWillams center for Cosmology
Street Line 1: 
5000 Forbes Ave
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in galactic archaeology and large survey science with Prof. Sergey Koposov. The postdoc will join the research group and is expected to be interested in exploiting existing and upcoming large astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic datasets such as Gaia, SDSS, VST, DES, DECaLS, PanSTARRS, LSST and DESI for a variety of science cases including but not limited to learning about the Milky Way structure, gravitational potential and accretion history; dark matter; dwarf galaxies, globular clusters and stellar streams around the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. Researchers interested in using detailed statistical models, machine learning and data mining techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is also encouraged to collaborate with other members of the McWilliams Center, including other Physics faculty, postdocs and graduate students, and members of the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at CMU. Carnegie Mellon is a full institutional member of SDSS-IV and LSST.

The initial appointment is for two years, renewable up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory progress. We provide a competitive salary and benefits.

The anticipated starting date is September 2018. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Academic Jobs Online:

For full consideration, all materials should be received by Dec 6, 2017. We seek excellence in a respectful, inclusive University context.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Sergey Koposov