University of Southern California, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:USC-Physics and Astronomy-PDRA [#19898]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Los Angeles, California 90089, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Computational Astrophysics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Theoretical Astrophysics
Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Particle Astrophysics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Theoretical Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/03, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/01/23)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical, observational or computational cosmology. The cosmology group at USC is committed to providing a welcoming and vibrant intellectual environment for all. We are particularly interested in candidates who are underrepresented minorities and in candidates who will foster a commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the department.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in theory, simulation or data analysis efforts within the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory, CMB-S4 and the Rubin Observatory LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Mathew Madhavacheril whose research interests include theory and data analysis of the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty and postdoctoral researchers in theoretical cosmology at USC.

The position will offer a competitive salary and will nominally be for 3 years (subject to reappointment on a year-to-year basis), with the possibility of further extension up to a maximum of 5 years. The anticipated start date for the position is in Fall 2022.

Applications submitted by November 30, 2021 will receive priority consideration, but applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Please include the following material:
  1. a cover letter between 1 and 2 pages long; this can include the candidate’s thoughts, experiences or commitments related to diversity, equity and inclusion
  2. a research statement that is no longer than 3 pages
  3. names and email addresses of 3-5 references
  4. a CV and list of publications

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Los Angeles, CA 90089-1483