Astronomy & Astrophysics- UC Observatories: Postdoctoral Scholar (Open until filled. Initial review of applications 2/1/2018)
Open date: November 8th, 2017
Next review date:February 1st, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: May 31st, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (https://www.astro.ucsc.edu/) 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, 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.
RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar
SALARY: $54,228 - $58,560, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Astronomy or Physics.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2018 (negotiable)
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 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. For appointments within the University of California, a total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a curriculum vitae with list of publications, a research statement that includes a brief summary of relevant experience and research plans, and three current confidential reference letters* (submitted directly by your referees or dossier service). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF00502-18T in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 5/31/2018.
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