University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:Penn-Department of Physics and Astronomy-POSTDOC [#25788]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Cosmology / Astrophysics Theory
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/19, listed until 2024/03/19)
Position Description:    

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The Center for Particle Cosmology at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for postdoctoral positions to begin in September 2024. Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral fellowships in data-oriented cosmology and adjacent fields. The successful candidates will be free to work on topics of their choice, but may have a research focus on: analyzing data from cosmological surveys, parameter inference, empirical topics related to cosmology such as galaxy formation or gravitational waves, and/or developing simulation tools to help interpret current and upcoming measurements. The Center is looking to grow its vibrant and diverse group of students and postdocs with a postdoctoral fellow who will be encouraged to collaborate with a broad range of Penn researchers. The astrophysics faculty in the Center with data-oriented interests are James Aguirre, Cullen Blake, Mariangela Bernardi, Gary Bernstein, Mark Devlin, Bhuvnesh Jain, Adam Lidz, Mathew Madhavacheril, Robyn Sanderson, Masao Sako, and Ravi Sheth. We are active participants in a number of leading projects including: ACT, BLAST, DES, DESI, Euclid, HERA, MINERVA, Mustang, NEID, Roman, Rubin Observatory, SDSS, Simons Observatory, and TIM, and benefit from close interactions with our colleagues in theoretical particle cosmology (such as Jonathan Heckman, Justin Khoury, and Mark Trodden). More information on the research activities of the Center is available at:

The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for up to three years, and offers competitive salary, benefits, and a research allowance. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference. The names of the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation should be listed in the application. Consideration of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2023. The Department of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Pennsylvania are committed to creating a community of students, scholars, and staff that reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We create working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we value dynamic interactions and thoughtful discussions, and strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. For information on the School of Arts and Sciences’ inclusion and anti-racism initiatives, please see:

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