Postdoctoral Scholar position in Cosmology/Extragalactic Data
Analysis Recruitment Period Open October 26th, 2020 through Monday,
Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by March 1st, 2021, you will
have until March 5th, 2021 to complete your application.
Description Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral scholar
position beginning Fall 2021 or earlier.
The postdoctoral fellow will work in Prof. Asantha Cooray’s
group on topics related to cosmology and large-scale structure,
data analysis of topics in large-scale structure focusing on the
infrared background, infrared background fluctuation and anisotropy
power spectrum measurements with existing and future datasets,
development of tools for intensity mapping of spectral lines at
optical and infrared wavelength, and multi-band cross-correlation
studies. Extensive collaboration with experimental teams based at
Caltech/JPL and RIT is expected. The fellow will join CIBER and
SPHEREx collaborations. SPHEREx is currently scheduled to be
launched in April 2024 and the UCI group is leading the galaxy
formation science objectives with SPHEREx deep field maps.
Substantial involvement in the SPHEREx data analysis pipeline will
retain SPHEREx membership rights at the end of the position.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent prior to beginning
the appointment. A background in cosmology and extragalactic
astrophysics is also necessary for this work. The postdoctoral
scholars are expected to work with the existing team members. The
position requires significant experience with cosmological data
analysis and experience with large-scale structure studies and
intensity mapping is preferred.
The initial appointment will be for two years, with up to a
total of five years contingent on successful performance and
continued availability of funds for SPHEREx. Salary will be
determined based on experience. The position includes significant
research and travel funds.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent prior to beginning
Applicants should send a CV, publication list, statement of
research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation
to be submitted via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT,
located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06465 .
For full consideration, applications should be received by
January 31st 2021.
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employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age,
protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by
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