Transient Astrophysics and Cosmology

UC, Santa Cruz

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Multiple Postdoctoral Research Positions in Transient Astrophysics and Cosmology

The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in transient astrophysics and cosmology. The positions are full-time, for up to three years, contingent on performance and continued funding.

Candidates should have interests in stellar astrophysics, transient science, supernovae, and/or cosmology. A candidate must have received their PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field prior to beginning their appointment, and per university policy, cannot have more than 5 years of postdoctoral research experience. The researchers will work with Prof. Ryan Foley on various observational projects, including (but not limited to) SN Ia cosmology, preparing for the WFIRST SN survey, SN Ia explosions/progenitors, electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources, and exotic transients. The researchers will have access to data from the Dark Energy Survey, Pan-STARRS, Swope, SOAR, KPNO, Lick, Keck, Gemini, Magellan, Swift, and HST.

Proposed starting date is September 1, 2017, although this is flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience and relevant research.

The completed application will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and a one-page statement of research interests. This info rmation should be submitted as a single PDF file via electronic mail to Prof. Ryan Foley ( Applicants should also instruct three references to submit letters of recommendation to the same email address with the applicant's name in the subject field. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered; incomplete information will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing, and applications completed by Dec 30, 2016 will receive full consideration.

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