University of Southern California, Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:University of Southern California-Physics and Astronomy-EPPOSTDOC [#17635]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Los Angeles, California 90089, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Cosmology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2020/11/23)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at USC invites applications for a postdoctoral appointment in the area of Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics with Prof. Pierpaoli. 
The position is to work on clusters of galaxies, with focus on the Sunyaev--Zeldovich effect.
 Potential applicants with a broader general background on galaxy clusters or the Cosmic
Microwave Background (theory or data analysis) are also encouraged to apply. Skills in cosmological data analysis and statistics are highly valued for this position.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with the Simons Observatory and CMB-S4 collaborations, and to collaborate with scientists in nearby institutions (Caltech, JPL, and the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena) as well as 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 two years, with renewable one-year terms, based on satisfactory performance. An additional six months may be considered after the conclusion of the two-year term. A competitive salary, funds for research and travel, and a benefits package will be provided.

The position is available immediately, but the preferred start date should be prior to September 1, 2021.

Applications must be submitted online at and include a cover letter, research statement summarizing the applicant's ongoing research and future interests, a curriculum vitae, a current list of publications in referred journals, and three reference letters. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.
For more information, please contact Prof. Elena Pierpaoli at

USC is a AA/EOE employer.

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

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