Duke University, Physics

Fellowship ID:Duke-Physics-COSP [#17912]
Fellowship Title: Duke Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/01/07)

Duke Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The cosmology group at Duke University invites applications for one or more postdoctoral fellows in the area of cosmology (observational and theoretical), time-domain astrophysics, and new techniques in statistical and image analysis. Applicants will work with Profs. Dan Scolnic, Michael Troxel, and Chris Walter to build the necessary tools and methods to take advantage of current and next-generation experiments designed to probe cosmology. The Cosmology group at Duke consists of over twenty members including postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduates who also regularly collaborate and meet with faculty from the Mathematics and Statistical Science departments.

Applicants should propose to work in the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), or Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (Roman). Potential research topics could include cosmology with large-scale structure, Type Ia supernovae, and weak gravitational lensing; statistical studies of heterogeneous datasets; studies of astrophysical contributions to cosmological signals; and higher-order summary statistics.

Applicants with previous experience in weak lensing or supernova analysis, image analysis and simulations, spectroscopy, statistical methods including Bayesian analysis, or modern large-scale computational methods are especially encouraged to apply. Furthermore, applicants interested in on-site, commissioning work for Rubin Observatory are encouraged.

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement and availability of funds. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2021, but is negotiable based on circumstances and the applicant's availability. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment in astronomy, physics, or a relevant field. Applicants should prepare a cover letter, a current CV that includes a list of publications, a research statement of less than three pages describing past accomplishments and research goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Applications should be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17912

Applications received by Feb. 1 will be guaranteed consideration.

Related URLs: https://phy.duke.edu/research/research-areas/astrophysics.

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Physics Department
Box 90305
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