The Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) at the National
Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications
from Ph.D. scientists for the CAPS postdoctoral fellowship. This
independent fellowship is for 3 years and offers a competitive
salary, benefits, and research funds.
This fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out independent
research and to be connected with the vibrant research
programs in astrophysics at the University of Illinois. Existing
research programs at Illinois include the Dark Energy Survey
(DES), Vera Rubin Observatory (Rubin) and the Legacy Survey of
Space and Time (LSST), SDSS-V, South Pole Telescope (SPT),
and CMB-S4. NCSA leads data management and processing for
the DES project with support from the National Science
Foundation and is a partner in the construction and
commissioning of Rubin. Illinois is an institutional member of the
SPT collaboration and participating in the design and planning
The selected candidate will be part of the new Center for
Astrophysical Surveys (CAPS) at NCSA. NCSA is a hub of
transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where
University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and
collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research
grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. There is
a strong overlap and synergy between CAPS and the
Departments of Astronomy and Physics. More information on
CAPS can be found at caps.ncsa.illinois.edu. This year we
anticipate prioritizing candidates with a research emphasis
towards the radio-wavelength regime and/or time-domain
astrophysics, broadly defined.
Candidates should have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in
astronomy or physics by Fall 2023.
Applicants are requested to submit:
Summary of previous and current research (strictly limited
to 2 pages)
A research proposal relevant to NCSA’s research portfolio
(strictly limited to 1 page)
Arrange for three letters of recommendation.
The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation
is February 15, 2023 for full consideration. Please contact Prof.
Joaquin Vieira ([email protected]), with any questions.
Please submit all materials to our application form:
Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful
completion of a criminal background check process in
accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check
The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity age, status as a
protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a
disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas
who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.