Illinois Survey Science Fellowship

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Publish Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the Astronomy Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications from Ph.D. scientists for the Illinois Survey Science postdoctoral fellowship. This new, 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), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), SDSS-V, and the South Pole Telescope (SPT) , along with development of future ground-based, balloon, and satellite projects. NCSA leads data management and processing for the DES project with support from the National Science Foundation, is a partner in the construction and commissioning of LSST and, will be the global central hub for LSST processing, archiving, and serving the terabytes of data that will be collected each night of the decade-long survey. Illinois is also an institutional member of the SPT collaboration and is involved in the SDSS-V survey.

Candidates should have or expect to receive a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics by Fall 2019.

Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • ¬†Curriculum vitae
  • ¬†Summary of previous and current research (limited to 2 pages)
  • A research proposal relevant to the Illinois research portfolio (1 page)
  • Arrange for three letters of recommendation.

The selected candidate will choose a faculty mentor. The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is December 1, 2018 for full consideration. Please contact Prof. Felipe Menanteau (, with any questions.

Please send all materials in pdf format to: Rebecca Bare ( Please include Illinois Survey Science Fellowship in the subject line.

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.

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 Policy.

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. (

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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