Postdoctoral Scholar Position, Extragalactic Astronomy - SPHEREX Mission

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, July 10, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of California, Irvine
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
City: 
Irvine
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
92617
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position beginning October 1st or earlier.

The postdoctoral fellow will work in Prof. Asantha Cooray’s group on topics related to extragalactic astronomy, data analysis topics in large-scale structure, infrared background and its fluctuation, and galaxy clustering studies. The position is related to group’s participation the SPHEREx mission. Extensive collaboration with SPHEREx teams based at Caltech/JPL is expected. SPHEREx is currently scheduled to be launched in April 2024 and the UCI group is leading the galaxy formation science objectives with SPHEREx deep field maps. Substantial involvement in the SPHEREx data analysis pipeline will retain SPHEREx membership rights at the end of the position.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent prior to beginning the appointment. A background in extragalactic astrophysics and familiarity with wide area imaging data analysis methods with Python and other tools are useful for this position.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with up to a total of five years contingent on successful performance and continued availability of funds for SPHEREx. Salary will be determined based on experience. The position includes significant research and travel funds.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent prior to beginning the appointment.

Applicants should send a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located  at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06762.

For full consideration, applications should be received by July 31st 2021.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Asantha Cooray
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of California, Irvine
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
City: 
Irvine
State/Province: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip/Postal Code: 
92617
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
acooray@uci.edu