Postdoctoral Scholar Opening for Alex Filippenko (2013)
Positions available: 1-2, dependent on funding.
First Review of Applications: To ensure full consideration, all materials should arrive by 1 February 2013, although applications will continue to be considered during the next several months if an open position remains.
The Department of Astronomy is currently seeking candidates for a postdoctoral researcher position to conduct research on observational studies supernovae (SNe) and other transients (e.g., gamma-ray bursts). The postdoctoral scholars will be working under the direction of Professor Alex Filippenko.
The successful candidate(s) will have an interest in at least one of the following: studying long-term light curves of transients from diverse datasets; ground-based spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry of SNe, including data from the Lick and Keck Observatories; analysis of Hubble Space Telescope spectra of SNe, as well as images of their host galaxies; studying high-redshift SNe as cosmological distance indicators; helping to constrain the nature of dark energy; and conducting a search for (and follow-up observations of) SNe and GRBs using the 0.76-m Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT) at Lick Observatory.
Besides providing research the successful candidate will participate in writing proposals and papers, developing data-analysis software, and assisting graduate and undergraduate students in the research group.
Minimum qualifications: Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. or its equivalent in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field by date of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with astronomical observations and data reduction. Knowledge of current problems related to SNe and/or GRBs and demonstrated competence in their solutions. Experience with optical spectropolarimetry.
Salary: $47,000-$57,000, commensurate with experience. The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of a third year dependent upon funding.
Application Materials: Please submit your resume, list of publications, one-page summary of research interests, and two recent publications. Applicants should request (3) reference letters from people familiar with their work, through the application system. All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality.
Please submit all materials electronically to the following URL by February 1, 2013: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00098.
UC Berkeley is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
The Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) provides a comprehensive program which offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance, and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance.
Postdoctoral Opportunities in Theoretical Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Planetary Science (2012)
The Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for the TAC Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in the summer or fall of 2013. The Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in theoretical astrophysics, cosmology or planetary science. The positions are for three years. In addition to being considered for the TAC Fellowship, applicants will also be considered for the Berkeley-Taiwan ASIAA postdoctoral positions and for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with TAC members.
Current senior members of the TAC include Jonathan Arons, Eugene Chiang, Joanne Cohn, Marc Davis, Al Glassgold, Wick Haxton, Daniel Kasen, Richard Klein, Chung-Pei Ma, Philip Marcus, Christopher McKee, Burkhard Militzer, Eliot Quataert, Uros Seljak, and Martin White. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to interact with the broad spectrum of researchers in the Berkeley Astronomy Department and with other experimental and theoretical programs in the neighboring Physics Department (dark matter detection, infrared astrophysics, CMB), Space Sciences Laboratory (hard X-ray astronomy, cosmic rays, ultraviolet astronomy, solar system astrophysics), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (BOSS, SNe, DES, weak lensing, nuclear astrophysics).
Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. or its equivalent in astrophysics or a related field by date of hire. Required application materials include a CV, bibliography, and statement of research interests and plans. Please submit applications electronically at http://astro.berkeley.edu/tac/tacsearch/ by November 15, 2012. Please make sure that three letters of reference are uploaded by November 15, 2012 to the URL provided to you in the confirmation email message.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality.
U.C. Berkeley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) provides a comprehensive program which offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance and Voluntary Long-Term Disability Insurance.
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