University of Texas at Austin, Astronomy-Cosmic

Position ID:University of Texas at Austin-Astronomy-Cosmic-COSMO [#26274]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Austin, Texas 78703, United States
Subject Area: Astronomy / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/18)
Position Description:    

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The Astronomy Department at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for postdoctoral researchers working on cosmology and large-scale structure. We anticipate hiring for two positions; at least one will be focused on analysis and interpretation of data from HETDEX (, which uses clustering traced by Lyman alpha emitting galaxies to measure the z=2.4 Hubble expansion rate to 0.9% and the angular diameter distance to 0.9%. The survey is 85% complete, with final observations in 2024.

The successful candidates will work primarily with Professors Muñoz, Boylan-Kolchin, and Gebhardt, and will join the vibrant cosmology community at UT, including the McDonald Observatory, expansive theoretical and observational efforts in cosmic-dawn science (including leadership in multiple large JWST programs), and partners in the Physics and Statistics and Data Science departments. They will also have access to the world-class supercomputing facilities of the Texas Advanced Computing Center ( UT Austin has a large astronomy program, and is committed to support the academic success of all members of its community. The appointment is for an expected period of three years (renewed yearly) with a start date as early as January 1, 2024 and no later than September 2024. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications will include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, a statement of research accomplishments and plans (up to 3 pages), and 3 letters of recommendation. A PhD is required prior to the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2023.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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