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 1400 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.
Further opportunities exist in the area of galaxy evolution, quasar studies, optical transients (supernova), and observational cosmology. The institute is a full member of SDSS-IV and has access to ALMA through the East Asian ARC.
The applications should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation (https://www.ipmu.jp/en/job-opportunities/pd2018). They should be uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11772
The search is open until filled, but for full consideration please submit the application and letters by Dec 1, 2018.