The “Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe" (Kavli IPMU) is an international research institute in Japan with English as its official language. The goal of the institute is to explore fundamental laws of the Universe from a synergistic perspective of mathematics, physics, and astronomy.
We intend to appoint 2-3 postdoctoral fellowship positions in astrophysics and cosmology to 3-year terms. We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership, and strongly encourage female and international applicants. Kavli IPMU is one of the leading institutions of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey, a 300-night Subaru campaign that started in March 2014. Primary goals include cosmological constraints from weak lensing measured over 1000 square degrees, powerful new statistical measurements of galaxy evolution at all redshifts, and programs aimed at supernovae and AGN studies. Kavli IPMU is also leading the development of Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), a multi-fiber optical/near-infrared spectrograph to be mounted on Subaru, which will conduct a large survey for cosmology (i.e., BAO, neutrino mass), high-z galaxy evolution, IGM/CGM absorption, and Galactic archeology. PFS is expected to start commissioning in 2020 and begin survey operations in early 2022.
Further opportunities exist in the area of galaxy evolution, quasar studies, optical transients (supernova), observational cosmology, numerical simulations, high-energy astrophysics, and multi-messenger astronomy. The institute is a full member of SDSS-IV, and has access to ALMA through the East Asian ARC as well as the Subaru Telescope via the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) .
The applications should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation (https://www.ipmu.jp/en/job-opportunities/PD2019). They should be uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14487
The search is open until filled, but for full consideration please submit the application and letters by Dec 1, 2019.