Postdoctoral Position in Extragalactic Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
UC Santa Cruz
Department Name: 
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Santa Cruz
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics ( at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar, under the direction of Professor Alexie Leauthaud. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct forefront research on topics related to gravitational lensing, galaxy clustering, cosmology, dark energy, and galaxy formation. The research group is involved in several wide-field state-of-the-art cosmological survey projects including the Hyper Suprime Cam Survey (HSC), LSST, WFIRST, LSST, and the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). Candidates with both observational and theoretical expertise in extragalactic cosmology or galaxy formation and strong publication records are encouraged to apply. The position requires that the Postdoctoral Scholar successfully work independently and collegially in a team environment. The selected candidate will have access to the Keck and Lick Observatories and the Hyades super computer at UCSC. Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for a total of three years; with annual reappointment contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a research statement that includes a brief summary of relevant experience and research plans, and arrange for three confidential reference letters to be submitted by February 1, 2018. All applicants must apply through the UC Recruit online application system at


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$54228.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$58560.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

UC Santa Cruz offers excellent health and welfare packages. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at:

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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