The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at NYU anticipates awarding one to two James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowships to start in September 2017, subject to the availability of funding. James Arthur Fellows pursue independent research projects and work with others in the group as their interests dictate. Selection will be based on evidence of the potential to make important contributions in one or more of the following research areas: astrophysics (theoretical and observational), astroparticle physics, and cosmology. Submitted applications will be also considered for postdoctoral openings supported by individual faculty.
CCPP has recently strengthened and broadened its astrophysics program in theoretical and observational cosmology and exoplanets, with three new faculty: Anthony Pullen (observational cosmology and intensity mapping) is joining us in August 2016, and Yacine Ali-Haîmoud (theoretical cosmology) and Katherine Deck (astrodynamics, exoplanets) are arriving in Fall 2017. Other CCPP faculty members are M. Blanton (observational astrophysics; SDSS), K. Cranmer (experimental particle physics; ATLAS), S. Dubovsky (particle theory and cosmology), G. Dvali (particle theory, black holes, cosmology), G. Farrar (particle physics, astrophysics, astroparticle physics; Pierre Auger Observatory), G. Gabadadze (particle theory, gravity and cosmology), A. Gruzinov (theoretical astrophysics and cosmology), D. Hogg (galaxy astrophysics and exoplanets), M. Kleban (string theory and cosmology), A. MacFadyen (high energy astrophysics, numerical simulations), M. Modjaz (observational astrophysics, supernovae), M. Porrati (string theory), J. Ruderman (particle theory and cosmology), R. Scoccimarro (cosmology), J. Tinker (cosmology and galaxy clustering; SDSS) and N. Weiner (particle and astroparticle theory, cosmology).
Postdocs benefit from the lively atmosphere of the Center and a vigorous visitors program. Members of CCPP have data access to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III and IV, the opportunity to participate in the Pierre Auger collaboration and the possibility of participating in certain projects of the Palomar Transient Factory collaboration. The Center also has close ties with NYU's Courant Institute and the Center for Data Science.
Appointments are usually for three years. Exceptional candidates will be considered for longer term appointments. Those proposing to come with funding from outside fellowships will be eligible for continuation of their appointment. Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation; the names of the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation should be listed in the application. The application should be submitted via the CCPP Online Application System located at http://cosmo.nyu.edu/opportunities.html.
CCPP strives to further NYU's mission as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
Complete applications received by December 1, 2016 will receive top priority.