Postdoctoral Research Associate in Supernova Research

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Carnegie Institution for Science
Department Name: 
The Observatories
Street Line 1: 
813 Santa Barbara St.
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
91101
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Carnegie Supernova Project (CSP) has an opening for a postdoctoral position to participate in a research program to improve the use of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) as precision standard candles. During the last 5 years, the second stage of CSP (CSP-II) has produced a large sample of SNe Ia with accurate, well-sampled optical and near-infrared (NIR) light curves and spectra using the telescopes of the Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in Chile. CSP-II has been further funded by the NSF to calibrate and analyze this unique data set and to make it available to the community. The data set will serve as a definitive reference for all future SN Ia dark energy experiments. The successful applicant will be based at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California and will use the CSP data to measure the expansion properties of the universe. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with CSP members on various research projects, as well as apply for telescope time at Las Campanas Observatory. Requests for additional information should be sent to Chris Burns (cburns@carnegiescience.edu) and Mark Phillips (mmp@lco.cl).

Applications should consist of a current vita including a list of publications, a statement of experience relevant to this position, and the names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request. Previous observational experience in the field of SNe and expertise in numerical modeling are highly desirable. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs2.obs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs2018/csp

Consideration of applicants will begin February 28, 2018. Carnegie Observatories offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 5, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Chris Burns
Institution/Company: 
Carnegie Institution for Science
Department Name: 
The Observatories
Street Line 1: 
813 Santa Barbara St.
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
91101
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
626-3040224
FAX: 
626-795-8136
Email: 
cburns@carnegiescience.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Chris Burns
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email: 
cburns@carnegiescience.edu