University of Southern California, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:University of Southern California-Physics and Astronomy-VGPOSTDOC [#17548]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - theoretical and computational cosmology, broadly defined
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Los Angeles, California 90089, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Computational Astrophysics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/12/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/12)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southern California (USC) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of theoretical and computational cosmology, broadly defined.

We seek a highly motivated applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a related field. Research experience at the intersection of fundamental theory and cosmological data analysis, a background in inference, forward modeling, cosmological simulations, and/or astroparticle physics is highly valued. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Prof. Vera Gluscevic and will have opportunities to work with the Simons Observatory collaboration, to collaborate with scientists at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena and with other groups at USC. The postdoctoral scholar will have access to computational resources via the Center for Advanced Research Computing at USC (

The duration of the postdoctoral appointment is up to three years, with renewable one-year terms, based on satisfactory performance. A competitive salary, funds for research and travel, and a benefits package will be provided.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and include a cover letter, research statement summarizing the applicant's ongoing research and future interests, a CV with a current list of publications, and three reference letters. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 20, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. For more information, please contact Prof. Vera Gluscevic at

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
825 Bloom Walk
ACB 439
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1483

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