University of California, Riverside, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:UCR-Department of Physics and Astronomy-COSMOPOSTDOC [#27217]
Position Title: Postdoc position in experimental cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Riverside, California 92521, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astronomy
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/02/22, listed until 2024/12/31)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks applications for a postdoctoral position for research in experimental/observational cosmology. This search is a part of a new experimental effort being built at UCR in the general areas of cosmological sciences (gravitational wave, dark matter, neutrino, CMB, and more), currently consisting of Barry Barish, Steve Choi, Jon Richardson, and Shawn Westerdale, and continuing to grow (with new faculty searches ongoing). The theory group is represented by Yanou Cui, Flip Tanedo, Hai-Bo Yu, Simeon Bird, Anson D’Aloisio, and Laura Sales.

The selected candidate will primarily work with Choi’s group in developing and commissioning new instruments and/or data analyses for a combination of astronomical observatories, including the CCAT Observatory, Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4. The initial appointment is for 2 years with possibility for renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or a related field, with experience in astronomical instrumentation and/or cosmological data analyses.

To apply, fill out the application form with a CV, publication list, research statement (up to two pages in length), cover letter, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs (, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521