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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in California

Postdoctoral Scholar Position at University of California

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The University of California Irvine calls application for Postdoctoral Scholar position in Cosmology/Extragalactic Data Analysis. The initial appointment will be for two years, with up to a total of five years contingent on successful performance and continued availability of funds for SPHEREx. Salary will be determined based on experience and the position also includes significant research and travel funds.

Job Summary

Basically, the postdoctoral fellow will work in Prof Asantha Cooray’s group on topics related to cosmology and large-scale structure, data analysis of topics in large-scale structure focusing on the infrared background, infrared background fluctuation and anisotropy power spectrum measurements with existing and future datasets, development of tools for intensity mapping of spectral lines at optical and infrared wavelength, and multi-band cross-correlation studies.

An extensive collaboration with experimental teams based at Caltech/JPL and RIT is expected. Furthermore, the fellow will join CIBER and SPHEREx collaborations. SPHEREx is currently scheduled to be launched in April 2024; and the UCI group is leading the galaxy formation science objectives with SPHEREx deep field maps. Substantial involvement in the SPHEREx data analysis pipeline will retain SPHEREx membership rights at the end of the position.


Candidates must have the following criteria for Postdoctoral Scholar Position at the University of California

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent prior to beginning the appointment.
  • A background in cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics is also necessary for this work.
  • Postdoctoral scholars are expected to work with the existing team members.
  • Furthermore, the position requires significant experience with cosmological data analysis and experience with large-scale structure studies, and intensity mapping is preferred.

Applicants should send a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via UC Irvine’s online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06465.

The University of California, Irvine is a public research university in Irvine, California. It is one of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. UC Irvine offers 87 undergraduate degrees and 129 graduate and professional degrees.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of California Irvine



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