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The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in theory and data analysis for cosmology.

We invite applications for one postdoctoral research scholar position to work in collaboration with Alexander van Engelen on aspects of analysis for upcoming cosmological datasets, as well as theoretical modelling, with a focus on the cosmic microwave background.

More information about the department can be found here: https://sese.asu.edu/

The initial appointment is a full-time, fiscal-year appointment for two years with subsequent annual renewal for up to one additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is September 2020. This position comes with a competitive salary and moving expenses.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline by time of appointment.

Desired qualifications include an interest in performing analysis of current and upcoming surveys of the mm-wave sky including the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory. Interest in theoretical modelling for these surveys and other related surveys.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70961 to include the following:

* A cover letter

* Contact information for three references
* A curriculum vitae with a publication list
* A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15, 2019; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf 

You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in the field of observational galaxy evolution.

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with Prof. Allison Noble on observations of high-redshift galaxy clusters.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on analysis of ALMA observations to study spatially-resolved molecular gas and dusty star formation in z>1 cluster galaxies and Brightest Cluster Galaxies (BCGs), and additionally collaborate with the international SpARCS and GOGREEN cluster survey teams.  Applicants who have prior experience with radio/millimeter imaging and interferometry are particularly encouraged to apply.  A portion of time will also be available for independent research in related areas.

SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and geology.  ASU faculty and scientists benefit from access to many telescopes, including the 6.5m Magellan telescopes in Chile, the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5m MMT telescope, and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona.  ASU is also a partner in the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT).  Read more about SESE at https://sese.asu.edu/.

The initial appointment is being made on a fiscal year, full-time appointment for two years with subsequent annual renewal for up to one additional year contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The nominal start date is September 2020.  This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and health benefits. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a related field by time of appointment. Desired qualifications include prior experience with radio/millimeter imaging and interferometry, and interest in galaxy evolution.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70995 to include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  •  A curriculum vitae with a publication list
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf 

You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - Hubble Space Telescope “SKYSURF” project

Job ID 14072

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for two postdoctoral scholars to work on Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 27-29 Archival Legacy project ``SKYSURF'' (AR-15810). More information about the School can be found on: https://sese.asu.edu/.

SKYSURF will use HST's unique capability as absolute photometer to measure the 0.2-1.7 micron all-sky surface brightness from 57,302 ACS and WFC3 datasets in ~1100 fields, and constrain the Zodiacal Light, Kuiper Belt Objects, Diffuse Galactic Light, and the Extragalactic Background Light. SKYSURF will also make optimized panchromatic object catalogs to precisely measure cosmic variance in the galaxy counts and the discrete panchromatic EBL. The retrieval, processing and analysis of SKYSURF's data, while non-standard, will be highly automated.

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions to work in collaboration with Prof. Rogier Windhorst and Dr. Seth Cohen and Dr. Rolf Jansen at ASU, with SKYSURF staff at STScI and GSFC and our collaborators in Australia. The successful candidates will lead either SKYSURF's surface brightness part or its discrete object part, and their scientific publications. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is Jan. 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter. This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and full health insurance coverage. Further details may be obtained from Rogier.Windhorst@asu.edu.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or closely related field by the start date, and a background in large astronomical databases. Desired qualifications include expertise in processing, analyzing and publishing large Hubble Space Telescope data sets. Demonstrated scientific programming experience in Python are greatly desired.

To apply, please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14804 and upload a single PDF document to this url that includes:

* A cover letter

* Contact information and email addresses for the three references

* A curriculum vitae with a list of refereed publications

* A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less).

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 15, 2019; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

ASU's postdoctoral benefits are on: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in Planetary Geophysics.  

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research scholar position to work in collaboration with Profs. Joseph O’Rourke and Linda Elkins-Tanton.

We seek an individual with the mathematics and physics training and expertise with scientific programming to model the surface temperature of an asteroid as it receives varying insolation over the course of the year. This work will be in service to the NASA Psyche mission and in collaboration with Prof. Elkins-Tanton. This individual will also undertake related research on the formation, evolution, and/or characterization of large asteroids and protoplanets in partnership with Prof. O’Rourke. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue research of their own interest and professional development in preparation for seeking a permanent position after their fellowship.

More information about the School can be found here: https://sese.asu.edu/

The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is no later than August 1, 2020.  This fiscal year position comes with a competitive salary, funding for travel, moving expenses, and full health insurance coverage.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in astrophysics, physics, planetary science, geophysics, applied math, or closely related field by the start date. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree. Desired qualifications include a background in numerical modeling of mass and energy transfer. Experience in numerical fluid dynamics is strongly desired.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70090 the following application materials:

  • A cover letter of not more than one page discussing how your interests align with the job description
  • Contact information for three references
  • A curriculum vitae with a publication list
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (two pages or fewer)

Application deadline is November 30, 2019.

Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis after the initial deadline for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf 

You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

 We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar to conduct research with the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature (EDGES).  We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates who may contribute to the project through instrument development, data analysis, and/or astrophysical interpretation of observations.  The full-time, fiscal year position includes an annual stipend of $64,000 with health benefits. A relocation allowance will be provided.

The EDGES team is embarking on the development of the next generation of the instrument, with a focus on reducing systematic effects that are potential limiting factors in redshifted 21cm global measurements of cosmic dawn.  Research questions that we anticipate addressing include the development and verification of an automated radio-frequency calibration network, improvements to receiver performance, wideband antenna designs, and ground plane configurations to minimize chromatic beam effects.   We also anticipate investigating approaches for optimal parameter estimation using multiple datasets and evidence-based model selection.

Essential duties of the position: The successful applicant will conduct original research, document results and write journal articles, and present at scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but no earlier than five years before the start date, (2) demonstrated record of research accomplishment in a related field.

Desired Qualifications: (1) Relevant experience in radio instrumentation and observations, signal processing, statistical data analysis, and/or software development, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills. 

Arizona State University is one of the most dynamic institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Faculty and research groups benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including high performance computing, access to the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5m MMT telescope, 6.5m Magellan telescopes and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona. ASU is a founding member in the Giant Magellan Telescope.  The radio astronomy instrumentation group at ASU is a partner in the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array (OVRO-LWA), and the Simons Observatory (SO) and is participating in the CMB-S4 consortium and several NASA balloon-borne missions, including STO-2, GUSTO, BLAST-TNG, TIM, EXCLAIM, and ASTHROS. 

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70126 the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a research statement not longer than five pages including figures and references; 3) a current CV; and 4) the names and contact details of three references.  

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 16, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf.  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Characterization of Exoplanetary Systems, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

The School for Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Dr. Evgenya Shkolnik on the characterization of exoplanetary systems. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for one year. Renewal for second and third years is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The start date is negotiable, but no later than September 2020. Salary is competitive and funding for computer resources, travel reimbursement, and moving expenses are possible.

The successful candidate will have full access to world-class telescopes and instruments through the Arizona telescope system, which provides access to the 11-meter equivalent Large Binocular Telescope, the 6.5-meter MMT, the 2.2-meter Bok telescope (all in Arizona), and the twin 6.5-meter Magellan telescopes at LCO in Chile, along with several smaller telescopes. In addition, SESE hosts an interdisciplinary theoretical program, laboratories for the development of state-of- the-art instrumentation, and extensive computing facilities, including in-house parallel supercomputers.

Minimum Qualification:

  • A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, planetary science, or a closely related field by the position start date.
  • Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their doctoral degree to be considered eligible for this position.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with spectroscopic and photometric data from both ground and space-based telescopes.
  • A record of publications in stellar and/or exoplanetary research.

All questions can be directed to Professor Shkolnik at shkolnik@asu.edu.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70291 to include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) CV with a publication list, and 3) a statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (two pages maximum). Candidate must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Mary.Osmond@asu.edu.

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be December 15, 2019; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.  Inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. Shkolnik. Reference Job ID 15148.

More information about the department can be found here: https://sese.asu.edu/

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf.  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.