Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Theory and Data Analysis for Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Arizona State University
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in theory and data analysis for cosmology.

We invite applications for one postdoctoral research scholar position to work in collaboration with Alexander van Engelen on aspects of analysis for upcoming cosmological datasets, as well as theoretical modelling, with a focus on the cosmic microwave background.

More information about the department can be found here:

The initial appointment is a full-time, fiscal-year appointment for two years with subsequent annual renewal for up to one additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is September 2020. This position comes with a competitive salary and moving expenses.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline by time of appointment.

Desired qualifications include an interest in performing analysis of current and upcoming surveys of the mm-wave sky including the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory. Interest in theoretical modelling for these surveys and other related surveys.

To apply, please submit to to include the following:

* A cover letter
* Contact information for three references
* A curriculum vitae with a publication list
* A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15, 2019; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at:

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ( at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

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Included Benefits: 

This position comes with a competitive salary and moving expenses. 

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Arizona State University
Department Name: 
The School of Earth and Space Exploration