Duke University, Physics

Fellowship ID:Duke-Physics-COSMOPD [#12358]
Fellowship Title: Duke Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Cosmology, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Computational physics
Appl Deadline:2019/01/31help popup finished (2018/10/11, finished 2019/08/04, listed until 2019/01/31)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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 and/or Michael Troxel 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 also includes Professors Arlie Petters and Chris Walter.

Potential research topics could include cosmology with large-scale structure, Type Ia supernovae, and weak gravitational lensing; statistical studies of heterogeneous datasets; electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave sources; connecting transient surveys with exoplanet studies; innovative methods in image analysis for large surveys; studies of astrophysical contributions to cosmological signals; and higher-order summary statistics.

Participation in the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), Wide-Field InfraRed Telescope (WFIRST), Pan-STARRS, The Foundation Survey, and/or Evryscope collaborations or research programs is encouraged. 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.

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The nominal starting date will be September 1, 2019, but is negotiable based on the applicant's availability. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment in astronomy, physics, or relevant field. Applicants should prepare a cover letter, a current CV and 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/12358

Applications received by December 15 will be guaranteed consideration.

Related URLs: https://phy.duke.edu/research/research-areas/astrophysics , https://kicp.uchicago.edu/people/profile/daniel_scolnic.html , https://phy.duke.edu/micheal-troxel

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Duke University
Physics Department
Box 90305
Durham, NC 27708

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