Post Doctoral Fellow in Astrostatistics/ Microlensing

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
University of Canterbury
Department Name: 
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences
New Zealand
Job Announcement Text: 

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 2.5 year fixed term position (start date by negotiation)

The University of Canterbury invites applications for a postdoctoral position in astrostatistics applied to gravitational microlensing. The fellow is expected to work with Associate Professor Michael Albrow, graduate students, and collaborators on the analysis of microlensing data, particularly from the Korean Microlensing Telescope Network.

Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics, astrostatistics, or a related area, and a demonstrated ability in computational data analysis.

A background in gaussian-process regression, machine learning, gravitational microlensing analysis and/or scientific programming in C/CUDA/PYTHON would be an advantage.

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, the University of Canterbury is known for its world class research, inspirational teaching, vibrant campus environment and diverse academic community. Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a city of contrasts which embraces a cosmopolitan lifestyle and rich art and culture. Internationally famed “The Garden City”, Christchurch is the international gateway to the South Island and is a place where you are able to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty.

Located on a picturesque campus, the University offers an extensive range of services and facilities including library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, book shop and cafés. You’ll have opportunities to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Nikki Gibbs
Recruitment Coordinator
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Michael Albrow