Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Position in Observational
Department SAS - Physics & Astronomy
Salary Commensurate With Experience
The Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites
applications for a postdoctoral research position to collaborate with Profs.
Eric Gawiser and Saurabh Jha on cosmological studies as part of the Vera C.
Rubin Observatory (LSST) Dark Energy Science Collaboration.
The successful applicant will engage in collaborative research to quantify and
mitigate astrophysical systematic uncertainties on the five dark energy probes
being pursued by the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, with an emphasis
on galaxy clustering and supernova cosmology. They will have an opportunity to
join the Rubin commissioning team to work with the first data from this
Candidates should mention any relevant experience in cosmological parameter
forecasts, applications of machine learning to astrophysical data, or analysis
of Stage III dark energy surveys. The postdoctoral researcher will be
encouraged to learn new skills and will be offered conscientious mentoring and
a supportive and collaborative research environment. There will be an
opportunity for independent research, including access to Rutgers' 10% share
of the Southern African Large Telescope.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates from traditionally under-
represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
The position is intended for two years starting in July 2022, offers
geographical flexibility along with a competitive salary and benefits, and is
renewable for a third year if mutually agreeable. Applicants should have a
Ph.D. in physics or astronomy prior to appointment. The campus is located 45
min from New York City in an area with several astrophysics institutes and
departments, facilitating rich knowledge exchange and collaborations.
Interested candidates can apply via the Rutgers Employment Opportunities
webpage and are asked to submit a cover letter, a CV noting any equity and
inclusion activities in which the candidate has been involved along with a
list of publications, and a brief (2-3 page) description of research
interests and experience. Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be
emailed to Lisa Rivera (firstname.lastname@example.org). Complete applications,
including letters, received by January 4, 2022, will receive full
Posting Number 21FA1395
Posting Open Date 12/01/2021
Posting Close Date 01/04/2022
Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy prior to appointment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link to Posting https: // jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/147734
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Posting Specific Questions
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