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Astrostatistics and astroinformatics are young fields but targeted jobs are emerging rapidly. We list here relevant positions from the American Astronomical Society Job Register, and invite ASAIP members and employers to inform the Editors of other openings. Note that the job descriptions here are not complete; see the Web links for official information.

2017-18 job advertisements

Positions from the 2016-15 and previous years back to 2012-13 are available here.  Positions in statistics (most unrelated to astronomy) can be found here

 

Faculty positions

Lecturer in statistics (University of Auckland NZ) The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand and its Department of Statistics is the largest in Australasia.  It invites applications for one position at Lecturer level. We welcome applicants with research in any area of statistics or probability, but is especially interested in forming productive collaborations inside the department or with other departments at the University.  The Department already has faculty in astrostatistics.  

Computational scientist (University of Oregon USA) The University of Oregon Computer and Information Science Department invites applications for a tenuretrack position of Assistant Professor in High-performance Data Science. We seek candidates specializing in data analytics, computational science, and/or AI applied to large scientific data, with a particular domain emphasis on Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, or Psychology. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in machine learning, deep learning, and data mining.

Faculty position(s) (Purple Mountain Observatory CN) Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) is currently expanding its research prorgam in radio astronomy and cosmology. We are seeking one or two new faculty members in these areas who have strong research track record and international impact. Candidates who have skills and experience in data analysis of radio astronomy and cosmology will be given preference. We seek well-qualified applicants at assistant, associate and full research professor.

Faculty positions in data science (Pennsylvania State University USA) The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions as part of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative in the Data Sciences. We are interested in a broad range of areas related to data science, and we are particularly interested in applicants with strong interdisciplinary research interests. Areas of interests include, but are not limited to artificial intelligence, computational social science, cognitive science, data management, data mining, data science for social good, machine learning, and natural language processing. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., communication, cognitive science, economics, informatics, political science, sociology, statistics, physics, and computer science).

Research assistant professor in solar/stellar data analysis (Georgia State University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking to fill a position by Fall 2018 at the assistant research professor level. The new hire will have a proven record in analyzing large amounts of solar and/or stellar data using modern methods of data analytics, and will help build an astroinformatics cluster on “The Solar/Stellar Connection” in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science and the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy at GSU.

Tenure track assistant professor in astronomy/astrophysics (Texas Christian University USA)  The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Christian University (TCU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Astrophysics at the Assistant Professor level.  We are especially interested in candidates with a background in theoretical or computational astrophysics. 

Tenure track faculty position in astrophysics (Boston University USA) The Department of Astronomy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. Applications from astrophysicists with strong research programs in the following areas are particularly encouraged: star-planet interactions in exoplanet systems; early galaxies; the interstellar medium; and “big data” applications to astrophysics.

Tenure-track position in astrophysical data science (Michigan State University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure system faculty position in astrophysical data science. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to do forefront research with large astrophysical datasets using sophisticated statistical or computational techniques. The candidate will have a partial appointment with the new department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. The candidate will also be a central member of MSU's recently established Center for Data Intensive and Time Domain Astronomy. 

Physics and astronomy assistant professor in computational astrophysics (University of Pennsylvania USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. We are looking for an astrophysicist with expertise in data science, numerical simulation, or computation. The first three years of this tenure-track position at Penn will include a joint (50/50%) appointment with the newly created Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) to develop algorithms and codes for computational astrophysics and/or for the analysis of large astronomy data sets. The Department is actively involved in a number of data-intensive projects including AdvACT, DES, HERA, SDSS IV, LSST, WFIRST, and the Simons Observatory.

Tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in astrophysics (Tsinghua University CN)  The Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics (THCA) in the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University (Beijing) invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in observational, experimental, and theoretical/computational astrophysics.  It is envisioned that THCA will add about 10 new faculty members by 2020. The areas of growth include galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, exoplanets and planet formation, time domain astrophysics, computational astrophysics and gravitational waves. 

Assistant professor in astrophysics (University of Florida USA) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications in all areas from candidates who specialize in data intensive or computationally intensive astrophysics research. We particularly encourage applicants who can utilize resources available at the University of Florida through the Informatics Institute and/or High Performance Computing Center.

Assistant Professor in Cosmology (Duke University USA)  The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of observational cosmology. The department is particularly interested in candidates in survey astronomy relating to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and its Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC). Opportunities also exist to collaborate with colleagues from such departments as statistics and mathematics, along with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), and the Big Data Information Initiative at Duke.

Visiting Scientist I (Universities Space Research Assn, Huntsville AL USA) Visiting Scientist will work with the gamma-ray research group at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center as part of the Fermi Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) instrument team. Duties include data analysis, software development, and scientific investigations in the area of high-energy astrophysics, particularly related to multi-messenger time-domain observations.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics (Saint Mary's University, CA) The Department of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  The Department is particularly interested in applicants in the area of computational astrophysics  The University hosts the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA), an institute focused on promoting computational astrophysics in the broadest possible terms, including the tackling of complex astrophysical phenomena through numerical simulation and advancing discoveries utilizing “big data” from large multinational observational facilities.

Lecturer - Assistant Professor (University of Bath UK) The Department of Physics at the University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with an established research profile in theoretical or computational astrophysics in one or more fields of time domain, galaxy formation and evolution, high energy and black hole astrophysics. The appointee will become a member of the Bath Astrophysics Group which is a new and growing research group. Group members have privileged access to the University’s high performance computer cluster. 

Assistant Professor - Astrophysics (University of Colorado USA) The Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure­track Assistant Professor position. We are particularly interested in candidates working in the astrophysics of time-dependent and transient phenomena, broadly construed, from theoretical, observational, and/or data-analysis perspectives.

2018 KIAA & DoA - PKU faculty positions (Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics CN)  Peking University invites applications for two faculty positions at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) and two faculty positions at the Department of Astronomy (DoA).   Faculty recruitment is open to qualified applicants in any area of astronomy and astrophysics, including ... (5) computational astrophysics.  

Faculty position(s) on radio cosmology (Purple Mountain Observatory CN) Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) is seeking to fill one or two faculty positions in the area of radio cosmology. The candidate(s) who have the following skills will be given preference: radio astronomy technique and data analysis (single-dish and interferometry), and cosmology (e.g. CMB and large-scale structure) data analysis.

ASTRO-3D (senior) lecturer astrophysics (University of Melbourne AU)  The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne is seeking the appointment of an outstanding female academic. The successful applicant will also be awarded an ASTRO 3D Fellowship within the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions. ASTRO 3D combines Australia's leading optical, infrared and radio telescope technologies with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new data intensive science techniques to build a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and ionizing radiation in the Universe from the Epoch of Reionization to the present day.

Faculty position on space debris and astronomical dynamics (Purple Mountain Observatory CN) Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) is seeking to fill one faculty position in the areas related to the observation of space debris. PMO is in charge of an observing network for space debris which generates a huge amount of time series observing data both in terms of position and brightness. We are seeking for faculty members who can perform deep data mining  based on the data from our observing network.

Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral position in astrostatistics (Yale University USA)  The Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in astrostatistics working with Professor Jessi Cisewski-Kehe and Professor Debra Fischer (Yale Astronomy), along with other collaborators to begin summer 2018.  This position is at the intersection of statistics and exoplanet astronomy and will entail developing statistical and computational methodology for high-precision Doppler planet surveys (especially PRES) to find and characterize low-mass exoplanets amid stellar activity and other stellar surface noise.  Training in any of the following areas is helpful, though not required:  Bayesian modeling, functional data analysis, signal separation, or time series analysis.  

Exoplanet characterization using deep learning (University College London UK)  The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University College London (UCL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the field of Extrasolar Planets funded by European Research Council project ExoAI.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of statistical learning problems, ranging from observational data analysis (HST and JWST data) to modelling of planetary atmospheres. The applicant should have good knowledge of machine learning, statistical techniques and a track record in either data analysis or statistical modelling. Experience with Tensorflow/Theano/Keras or similar is desirable. 

DIRAC postdoctoral position (University of Washington USA) The DIRAC Institute, a newly formed center for data intensive astrophysics, in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington is seeking applicants with a strong research record in the development of statistical techniques or algorithms for analyzing large astrophysical data sets for two postdoctoral positions. The first position is to help in the development of the second edition of astroML, a popular Python-based machine learning package for astrophysics.  The second position is to develop new approaches for analyzing astronomical time series data using modern computational frameworks. 

Postdoctoral fellowship in computational astrophysics of star formation (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational astrophysics of star formation at Lawrence Livermore National laboratory. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct code development and a broad research program in star formation studies using a state-of-the-art adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) radiation-MHD code. 

Postdoctoral research fellows in theoretical and computational astrophysics (University of Arizona USA) The Xtreme Astrophysics Group at the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applications for one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. Candidates with a strong record in the areas of computational hydrodynamics and MHD, PIC, compact object astrophysics, general relativity, and science related to the Event Horizon Telescope will be strongly considered.

DIRAC postdoctoral fellow (University of Washington USA) We invite applications for up to three DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellows in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year DIRAC Fellowships are available to promising, early career researchers interested in the application of novel statistical and computational techniques to fundamental questions in astrophysics. The DIRAC Institute is a newly formed center for data intensive astrophysics at the University of Washington with active research programs in Cosmology, Solar System science, Milky-Way structure, the Variable and Transient universe, and Astronomical Software.

Radio astronomy postdoc (ASTRON NL) ASTRON, the Netherlands eScience Center, and the University of Amsterdam have started ALERT, the Apertif Lofar Exploration of the Radio Transient Sky. ALERT aims to identify the highly compact astrophysical explosions powering Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). To accomplish this challenging goal, we recently built a dedicated GPU supercomputer of world Top 100 class. It reduces, in real-time, the staggering data rate of 4 Tbps. That is more than the entire internet in The Netherlands. Are you interested in the challenge to Wrangle more data than an entire country?

Postdoctoral researcher in computational astrophysics (University of Helsinki FI) The Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the Theoretical Extragalactic Research Group. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research within the framework of the SIBELIUS project, a campaign of high resolution cosmological hydrodynamic simulations of the Local Universe. 

Postdoctoral position in computational astrophysics (Australian National University AU) The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) at the Australian National University (ANU) invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in  computational astrophysics to develop innovative techniques for star and cluster formation, molecular cloud evolution, and turbulent plasmas, with applications to star, planet and galaxy formation and evolution, first stars, interstellar medium, and cosmic structure formation.

Postdoctoral positions in theoretical and computational astrophysics (Tsinghua University CN) The Institute for Advanced Study at Tsinghua University, Beijing (IASTU), jointly with Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics (THCA), invites applications for postdoc fellow positions in theoretical and computational astrophysics. Successful candidates will work on topics including disks and planet formation, as well as high-energy/plasma astrophysics. 

Postdoctoral positions in computational astrophysics (stellar and exoplanet atmospheres) (Centre d'Etudes Atomique FR) We invite applications to fill a postdoctoral research position to work on stellar and exoplanet atmospheres in the context of forthcoming JWST observations. The successful applicants will be based at the Simulation Lab and Astrophysics Department of CEA located on the Paris-Saclay University campus. The goal is to produce and use high-end simulation tools designed for the next generation of largest supercomputers (GPUs, Xeon Phis, etc) for the study of fingering convection in stars and exoplanets. 

Postdoctoral position in time-domain astrophysics (University of Maryland USA) Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Associate, funded through the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). The selected candidate would work in the Astrophysics Science Division of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the area of time domain astrophysics, with emphasis on the following sub-areas: gamma-ray bursts, gravitational waves, and fast radio bursts. Applicants are expected to have strong quantitative analysis and programming skills.

Postdoctoral position in computational galaxy formation (George Institute of Technology USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position at the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. Expertise in running and analyzing cosmological simulations is highly desired, and experience in parallel code development is preferred. Local high-performance computing facilities include a 30,000-core cluster with GPUs and Xeon Phis. The successful candidate will also have access to the NASA and XSEDE supercomputers.

Computational cosmology postdoctoral scholar (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory USA) Berkeley Lab's Computational Cosmology Center is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to join us in working on a Department of Energy Exascale Computing Project. We seek candidates with a PhD in astronomy, physics, applied mathematics, computer science or related field and experience in high-performance computing.  The successful candidate will contribute to the further development of the adaptive mesh multi-physics Nyx code, and have access to some of the world-leading supercomputers. 

Statistical methods for cosmic web analysis (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale FR) The ByoPiC (The Baryon Picture of the Cosmos) team, funded by an advanced ERC grant, invites applications for postdoctoral positions with the objective of mapping and characterising the baryon distribution at the largest cosmic scales. We are opening a postdoctoral position at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), Orsay (France), to hire a young researcher who will work on the development and optimisation of statistical methods 1) for global identification, supervised classification and reconstruction of the cosmic web; and/or 2) for the detection of cosmic filaments and super-clusters/voids. We encourage applications from candidates with statistical or image processing academic backgrounds. 

Postdoctoral fellowship in time domain astronomy (California Institute of Technology USA) The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech will offer one or more postdoctoral fellowships in time domain astronomy. Active research projects include: ZTF, GROWTH, radio surveys and other projects.  

Time domain astrophysics post-doctoral position (Purdue University (USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position connected with Time Domain Astrophysics. The successful applicant will lead and be engaged in multiple active projects investigating the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, compact object remnants, and environmental impacts of core-collapse supernovae. Desirable skills include expertise in data science or data visualization; and/or a background in theoretical simulations.

Postdoctoral position in computational cosmology (Observatory de la Cote d'Azur FR) The Laboratoire Lagrange, located at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA) in Nice, France, invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in computational astrophysics and cosmology. Applicants with experience in N-body/hydrodynamic simulations, the modeling of astrophysical processes in cosmological simulations, or the application of simulations to study cosmological observables are particularly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral position in IGM cosmology (University of California Riverside USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the cosmology of the intergalactic medium (IGM) at the University of California, Riverside working on cosmological simulations and the data science of large scale structure, with a particular focus on quasar absorption lines.  Collaboration with other research programs being undertaken as part of the UCR Data Science Center will also be encouraged.

Postdoctoral fellow / cosmology data-science fellow (University of California Berkeley USA) The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for BCCP Postdoctoral Fellows and Cosmology Data-Science Fellows, in cosmology at 100% time (full-time).  The BCCP Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in cosmology. The CDS Fellows will have half their research devoted to a specific cosmology project of the BCCP. We are especially encouraging applications in the intersection areas between cosmology, computer science, fundamental physics and astrophysics.

Postdoctoral scholar in computational astrophysics (University of Florida USA)  The Department of Physics at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on topics related to supermassive black hole evolution, galaxy evolution, active galactic nuclei, and gravitational wave sources. The successful candidate will utilize computational methods and/or large data sets. 

Research Fellowships in Earth observation exponential tehnologies (ESRIN IT) Research Fellowship Opportunity in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes hosted at the ESRIN institute in Frascati Italy.  As Φ-lab Research Fellow, you will be part of a dynamic team exploring how exponential advances in digital and sensor technologies are shaping the future of Earth Observation.  ESA may award up to ten of Φ-lab Research Fellowships.  Your research will address topics applied to EO and geospatial data: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning; Predictive Data Analytics,; Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science; Computer Vision, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Digital Story Telling; Blockchain applied to data access; and more.

Data Science Initiative postdoctoral fellows (Harvard University USA) The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program whose interest relate to the following themes: 1)  Methodological foundations, including for example, causal inference, data systems design, deep learning, experimental design, modeling of structured data, random matrix theory, non-parametric Bayesian methods, scalable inference, statistical computation, and visualization. 2)  Development of data science approaches tailored to analytical challenges in substantive fields that span the full intellectual breadth of Harvard’s faculties.  

Flatiron research fellow, machine learning & statistics (Center for Computational Astrophysics USA) The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) invites applications for postdoctoral research positions as Flatiron Research Fellows. The CCA is looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in one of the following fields: computer science, machine learning and statistics with an interest in astrophysics cosmology and/or large datasets.  Flatiron Research Fellows in ML/Stat will develop novel computational and inferential approaches for analysis of large datasets or generation of simulations including but not limited to the field of astrophysics.

Postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational  galaxy formation  (University of California Davis USA) The Cosmology Group in the UC Davis Physics Department invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in astrophysics. One concerns theoretical/computational modeling of galaxy formation.   We particularly seek candidates with experience in high-performance computing and cosmological simulations. The postdoc will have access to high-performance computing facilities at UC Davis and >100 million CPU-hours of allocations on NSF and NASA supercomputing facilities. 

Physicist divisional fellow (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory USA)  The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for a Divisional Fellow appointment from scientists with a record of substantial accomplishment and creative ability. The Divisional Fellow position is a five-year appointment with the expectation of promotion to a career position.  The LBNL cosmology group is making central contributions in the areas of Supernova Cosmology, Large Scale Structure and Cosmic Microwave Background. LBNL is the lead laboratory for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and plays a leading role in the development of computational and analysis techniques for large cosmology surveys. 

Supernova cosmology postdoctoral scholar - Physics (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory USA) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in cosmology research using Type Ia supernovae. The successful candidates are expected to carry out simulations and optimization, and apply these towards original research and the definition of science requirements related to the Type Ia supernova programs being developed for WFIRST and the LSST. We especially encourage applicants in the intersection areas of observational cosmology and computer science. 

Postdoc position in ELT science/software development (University of Innsbruck AT) The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for a postdoc position. The candidate is expected to contribute to the design and development of software modules for the ELT instrumentation projects of the institute. Experience in the areas of data acquisition, data reduction and data analysis of astronomical instruments, simulation of observational data, use of state-of-the-art astronomical software packages and ESO standards of software development and data reduction pipelines are desirable.

Postdocs in extragalactic astrophysics and data science (University of Manitobs CA) The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba has two (2) open post-doctoral positions in extragalactic multi-wavelength astrophysics with emphasis on active galactic nuclei and clusters of galaxies, and requiring skills and experience in either data science and/or data visualization. The science data products that will emerge from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will not be in a final state optimized for data analysis, and the data volumes will be so large that direct delivery to users will not be feasible. A Canadian SKA Regional Centre would need to provide servicessuch as archiving, processing, user support and pipeline development. 

Postdoctoral associate (Stony Brook University USA) The Stony Brook University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational stellar astrophysics. Experience with hydrodynamics, low speed / projection methods, adaptive mesh refinement, stellar evolution, high-performance computing with C++ and Fortran, and a commitment to open science are desired.

Position in lensing and cosmology (University of Pennsylvania USA) One or more postdoctoral level positions are available at the University of Pennsylvania working on lensing and cosmology research using large survey data, including DES, WFIRST and LSST and  planning for data from LSST, WFIRST and CMB surveys. We welcome applicants with experience in simulating images, measuring shapes and/or fluxes from images of galaxies, using statistics on large data sets, or designing new analytic techniques for using survey data to probe cosmology.

Postdoctoral researcher position in computational high-energy astrophysics (Nordic institute for Theoretical Physics SW)  Nordita invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in computational high-energy astrophysics.  The successful candidate will work on development of methods to include radiative processes into kinetic codes and their applications in the area of high-energy astrophysics that include black holes of all scales, neutron stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

Postdoctoral researcher - science validation for LSST commissioning (University of Wisconsin USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in optical/NIR survey science  for the LSST Project Commissioning Team on Science Validation. The ideal candidate will be familiar with data analysis and statistical methods relevant for survey science, as well as knowledge of python, relational databases, shared code repositories, and parallel computing. 

Research fellowship in cosmology (Scuola Normal Superiore Pisa IT) The Scuola Normale Superiore invites applications for a PostDoctoral Research Fellowship from brilliant researchers with strong background in Physics. The research areas for the search include: high-redshift galaxies and their interstellar medium, with emphasis on high performance parallel computingConsiderable in-house high performance computing/data analysis resources, including innovative 3D visualization systems,

Postdoctoral research associate I (University of Arizona USA) The University of Arizona (UA) Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (SO) invites applications for one or more we welcome applicants with research interests in combining multiple cosmological probes and data sets from different surveys (DES, LSST, WFIRST, DESI). We have access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures. 

Postdoctoral research associate I (University of Arizona USA) The University of Arizona, Tucson, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the areas of numerical relativity and/or computational astrophysics. Candidates with a strong record on computational hydrodynamics, computational MHD or radiation transport are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral scholar (California Institute of Technology/IPAC USA) Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at Caltech/IPAC in preparatory work for the galaxy redshift survey, a key part of the dark energy program on NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST) mission. Experience in cosmological or astrophysical data analysis is required.

Post-doctoral fellowships in galaxy formation and theoretical cosmology (University of Edinburgh UK) Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Royal Observatory Edinburgh. These positions are part of an initiative in the formation of galaxies & cosmological structure. We are seeking applicants with a strong background in theoretical cosmology, the manipulation of large datasets, and working with cosmological simulations. Successful candidates would have access to substantial computational resources, including Archer - the UK National Supercomputer.

Postdoctoral positions in Galactic archeology and dynamics with Gaia (University of Toronto CA) Applications are invited for up to two postdoctoral positions in Milky-Way archaeology and Galactic dynamics at the University of Toronto. The main areas of interest are Milky Way disk, bulge, halo, tidal-stream, and star-cluster dynamics with Gaia, Milky-Way formation and evolution with Gaia and APOGEE, high-resolution spectroscopic data reduction and chemical-abundance analysis, and the application of machine-learning techniques to problems in these areas.  Evidence of prior expertise in data analysis, large surveys, and modern software development is highly desirable.

Eberly research fellows (Penn State University USA) The Eberly College of Science at Penn State University invites nominees for the Eberly Research Fellowship program.  The Eberly College of Science includes the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics; each of the seven departments is expecting to appoint one or more Eberly Fellows. Interdisciplinary as well as traditional disciplinary research is encouraged.

Postdoctoral positions in cosmology and advanced computing (Argonne National Laboratory USA) Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions in the Cosmological Physics and Advanced Computing (CPAC) Group at Argonne National Laboratory. Candidates with a strong computational background will also be considered for Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and SciDAC fellowships. Research within CPAC covers theory, modeling, and observations targeted at dark energy, dark matter, primordial fluctuations, inflation, and neutrinos. Theory, modeling, and analysis efforts emphasize multi-wavelength survey science, cluster cosmology, and large-scale cosmological simulations. The observational effort focuses on participation in optical sky surveys (DES, DESI, LSST), CMB observations (SPT), and cross-correlations between the two. 

Postdoctoral scholars in theoretical astrophysics, cosmology and planetary science (University of California Berkeley USA) The Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for the TAC Postdoctoral Fellowships. In addition to being considered for the TAC Fellowship, applicants will also be considered for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with TAC members and postdoctoral positions in stellar and time-domain astrophysics joint between Berkeley, Caltech, and KITP.

Postdoctoral position in computational astrophysics (University of Notre Dame USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Computational Astrophysics in the Physics Department at the University of Notre Dame. The applicant should have a background in computational astrophysics with a firm grasp of scientific computing, parallel supercomputing and modern programming languages in addition to depth in an astrophysical sub-area of specialization. All areas of astrophysics are welcome, but we might have a specific interest in star formation, planet formation, accretion physics, interstellar medium, supernovae, black-holes, jets or relativistic astrophysics.

Two postdoctoral research positions in theoretical astrophysics and/or cosmology (Leibniz Institut fur Astrophysik Potsdam DE) The AIP invites applications for Two Postdoctoral Research Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics and/or Cosmology. Research in the Cosmology group is largely based on the development of numerical algorithms and the performance and analysis of large computer simulations. Such numerical experiments focus on the formation and evolution of cosmic structures from the largest scales, to clusters of galaxies, to detailed models of galaxies, the Milky Way, dwarf galaxies, and the interstellar medium.

IDIA research fellowships in data intensive astronomy (Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy ZA) The IDIA (Cape Town) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for six postdoctoral fellowships. IDIA is a partnership of four South African universities (UCT, UWC, NWU, UP) seeking to build capacity and expertise in data intensive research to ensure global leadership on MeerKAT large survey science and projects, as well as large projects on other SKA pathfinder telescopes.  Current projects include: pipeline development, visualization, multi wavelength data fusion, and radio data cubes. 

Postdoctoral research associate - statistical analysis (Princeton University USA) The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University has as an open postdoctoral or more senior research position in the area of statistical analysis of wide-field survey data working with  the Princeton Astronomical Data Group. The group is deeply involved in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Hyper Suprime Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph instruments on the Subaru Telescope, and the space-based Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). We encourage applications from those working in astronomy and physics, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics or other pertinent fields. 

Postdoctoral position in Galactic archeology and large survey science (Carnegie Mellon University USA) The McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in galactic archaeology and large survey science.  The goal is to exploit large astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic datasets such as Gaia, SDSS, VST, DES, DECaLS, PanSTARRS, LSST and DESI for a variety of science cases including but not limited to learning about the Milky Way structure, gravitational potential and accretion history; dark matter; dwarf galaxies, globular clusters and stellar streams around the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. Researchers interested in using detailed statistical models, machine learning and data mining techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.

Post-doctoral position in theoretical/computational astrophysics (University of Michigan USA)  The Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research fellow to work on topics broadly related to gas dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and cosmic rays in the context of the physics of black hole accretion, AGN and stellar feedback, galaxies, galaxy clusters, and structure formation.

William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship (McMaster University CA)  The astronomy and astrophysics group at McMaster University invites applications for the William and Caroline Herschel Postdoctoral Fellowship. Research areas within the McMaster astronomy and astrophysics group include ... computational astrophysics.   

ASTRO 3D Research Scientist in astrophysical simulations of galaxy formation (University of Western Australia AU) The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions (ASTRO-3D) combines Australia's telescopes with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new data intensive science techniques to build a comprehensive picture of cosmology. This research position focuses on developing and using astrophysical hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation to study gas in and around galaxies part of the Genesis Simulations programme. This research position will be embedded within the Computational Theory and Modelling team at ICRAR/UWA

CDS-ASTERICS postdoctoral researcher position (Centre des Donnees Stellaires FRThe CDS is dedicated to the collection and distribution of astronomical data and information, and the development of innovative techniques for scientific exploitation of very large data sets. The CDS participates in the Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster (ASTERICS) funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 framework. The successful applicant will work within the CDS team on scientific interoperability of astronomical data and services, and will contribute to the development and presentation of science tutorials to support ASTERICS training events.

Postodoctoral position in cosmology (Universidad de Barcelona ES)  The physical cosmology group at ICC-University of Barcelona, is seeking researchers with a strong background in cosmology and analysis of large-scale structure surveys. Experience with cosmology, analysis of data, statistics and coding is highly desirable. Familiarity with high performance computing is a welcome plus.

Flatiron Research Fellow (Center for Computational Astronomy US)  The CCA is looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in one of the following fields: astrophysics, applied math, statistics, computer science or cosmology. Flatiron Research Fellows will develop algorithms and codes for computational astrophysics and/or for the analysis of large astronomy data sets and work to apply these methods to obtain new insights into astrophysics. CCA  aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and to develop the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and analyses. 

Postdoctoral research fellowships in astrophysics and cosmology (University of KwaZulu-Natal ZA) The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the areas of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join these projects and work in a broad range of areas including data analysis, computational astrophysics, instrumentation, and theory. 

Data science/SN postdoc position (New York University USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University to on data science related aspects of supernovae data analysis. 

1-2 postdoctoral research fellowships in solar physics (University of Oslo NO) The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics offers postdoctoral fellowships connected to the Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS). The goal of RoCS 10-year effort lies in understanding the workings of the energetic Sun. To attack this goal a concerted effort of numerical modelling, both fluid (extended MHD) and particle oriented, will be combined with high quality observations taken at ground based and space based observatories to produce models of the active Sun.

Postdoctoral positions (Northwestern University USA) ThCenter for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA)  expects to offer postdoctoral positions in astronomy and astrophysics with topics including galaxy formation modeling and gravitational-wave data analysis.  

Postdoctoral position in stellar astrophysics (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)  This postdoctoral opening has scope of theoretical work ranges from supernova to probing stellar properties via asteroseismology. Developing and using the computational tool, Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA) is also a large part of the group's activities.

Postdoctoral research in weak gravitational lensing cosmology (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)  The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position within the JPL ‘Dark Sector’ research group. The successful candidate will be expected to advance and publish research in any area related to weak lensing cosmology; some combination of theoretical, computational, observational, algorithm development, and detector systematics testing and mitigation. 

Postdoctoral research positions (Harvard Institute of Theory and Computation, USA) Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Positions in the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  One of the primary objectives of the ITC is to integrate conceptual theory with computational modeling.

Computational astrophysics postdoctoral positions and fellowships (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA) The Center for Theoretical Astrophysics (CTA) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in computational astrophysics. The CTA brings together over 50 scientists with expertise that spans a broad swath of topics in theoretical and computational astrophysics including planetary physics, stellar astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, transients, black hole astrophysics, cosmology, galaxy formation, plasma astrophysics, and cosmic rays.

Postdoc position in computational astrophysics - planet formation (Heidelberg University DE)  The Planet Formation Group at the Center for Astronomy at Heidelberg University (ITA/ZAH) is seeking excellent candidates for a Postdoc position in Theoretical Astrophysics on the topic of planet formation. The goal of the project is to develop a new computational method to follow the growth of planetary embryos by combining an N-body code with a Monte Carlo model. The ultimate goal is to be able to compute the composition of the final rocky planets.

Postdoctoral researcher (Universidad de los Andes, CO) The Astronomy group at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with professor Beatriz Sabogal, graduate students, and collaborators on the areas of stellar variability, Be stars and/or astrostatistics.

Research associates and post-doctoral fellowships (Sun Yet-sen University CN) The School of Physics and Astronomy is situated in the Zhuhai campus of SYSU.  The Astrophysics group currently has interests in cosmology, large-scale structures, dark matter and dark energy, gravitational wave astrophysics, computational and numerical astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, as well as stars and planets.

McWilliams postdoctoral fellowship in cosmology (Carnegie Mellon University USA) The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cosmology. The McWilliams Center synergizes research of the Carnegie Mellon Departments of Physics, Computer Science and Statistics, and benefits as well from the nearby Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of Pittsburgh Physics and Astronomy Department. 

China-CONICYT postdoctoral fellowship 2017/2018 (CAS CN and CONICYT CL) The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile are inviting applicants for post-doctoral fellowships in observational, theoretical, and/or computational astrophysics. 

Postdoctoral position (University of Zurich CH) The Center  for Theoretical Astrophysics  and Cosmology (CTAC)  at the University of Zurich invites  applications for a postdoctoral position in N-body  simulations for large scale  structure surveys.  Experience in  programming,  high performance  computing  and large  cosmological simulations  analysis is  preferred.  The  successfull  candidate will collaborate on projects aiming at preparing the Euclid mission.

Postdoctoral fellowships (South African universities ZA) The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for five postdoctoral fellowships. Research areas include: Radio Pulsar and Fast-Transient science, instrumentation and data analysis; Real-time Signal Processing instrumentation for Radio Astronomy; Big Data topics, including the development of hardware; Instrumentation and data analysis for Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) detection and analysis; Epoch of Reionization and Intensity Mapping data reduction and analysis; Interferometric Data Processing and Analysis, including calibration and imaging; C-BASS South data processing and C-BASS all-sky data analysis.


Technical and other positions

Data scientist (Square Telescope Array South Africa ZA) SKA SA has an exciting opportunity for two Data Scientists to join our Cape Town based team.  The successful incumbent will do research and development in machine learning and Bayesian techniques and systems, with a focus on enhancing MeerKAT engineering and science output. The successful candidate will be considered for appointment at a junior, standard, or senior level, commensurate with experience and record.

Archive scientist (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) Join the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) team with The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). The successful candidates will support archive projects to enhance the scientific utilization of HST and MAST data and meta-data through existing and future datamining techniques and science domain interfaces.

Research scientist (University of Washington USA) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington is searching for a research scientist to help design and develop next-generation data processing pipelines for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The University of Washington is leading the development of complex software pipelines that will analyze LSST's images in near-real time. A successful candidate will be an effective software developer with experience in Python and/or C++. 

Software engineer (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan JP) Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is looking for a software engineer who will work on the development of pipeline software for Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), a new multi-object fiber spectrograph. 

Postdoc / scientific software developer in galaxy evolution (Leibniz Institut fur Astrophysics Potsdam DE) The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for one Postdoc / scientific software developer in galaxy evolution. The candidate is expected to split their time half and half between (1) the WEAVEApertif survey and (2) the scientific data flow of the 4MOST instrument. The WEAVE-Apertif survey will obtain integral field spectroscopy data for an HI selected sample of nearby galaxies. The 4MOST instrument is an optical multi-object spectrograph being developed for ESO.

Applications developer (California Institute of Technology USA) The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at the California Institute of Technology supports the exoplanet scientific community as part of NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program.  NExScI is part of the operations team for the new precision radial velocity instrument NEID on the WIYN telescope for the NASA-NSF Exoplanet Observational Research (NN-Explore) Program. NExScI is responsible for long term operation of the NEID data reduction pipeline  and the associated data archive. 

Software engineer(ASTRON NL) You will become part of the ALERT team, based at ASTRON and The University of Amsterdam  working in close collaboration with the Netherlands eScience Center.  You will help set up the acceleration and/or access to the ALERT survey. For the Acceleration side, you could lead the effort to implement and further develop GPU-accelerated pulsar periodicity searches. On the Access side, you would establish the system that interfaces the real-time results from our survey to the outside world, through active alerts, and through public access to all survey data.

Assistant Curator of Computational Astrophysics (American Museum of Natural History USA) The Department of Astrophysics of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Curator and Professor in astrophysical computation or data science.  The position will begin with a three-year 50% joint appointment as an Associate Research Scientist with the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) at the Flatiron Institute. 

Director, Center for Data Science (New York University USA) New York University (NYU) seeks a director for its Center for Data Science (CDS).  The director should possess: An exceptional research record in data science or related fields; Scientific leadership and vision; Experience and capability to manage CDS, including developing new projects and programs, mentoring junior researchers, and administration of the center; Ability to connect to a wide range of constituents in academia, industry, foundations, and government.

SUNDIAL PhD student positions (universities in 8 European countries) SUNDIAL (SUrvey Network for Deep Imaging Analysis & Learning) is an ambitious interdisciplinary network of of nine research groups in The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium and Italy. The aim of the network is to develop novel algorithms to study the very large databases coming from current-day telescopes to better understand galaxy formation and evolution, and to prepare for the huge missions of the next decade. We will train 14 ESRs (PhD students) using a combination of training in computer science and astrophysics, and a comprehensive package of complimentary skills training. 6 of these are ESRs in computer science, studying topics such as detecting ultrafaint galaxy signals, developing automated models for galaxy recognition and classification, and developing new methods to compare observations and galaxy simulations as well as visualization. 8 astronomy ESRs will use these tools to study the evolution of galaxies in clusters and in the field. Our network also contains 5 private companies, who will collaborate with the university and observatory groups to bridge the gap between the academic world and society, with the aim to convert our results into commercial products. The ESRs will have a chance to work with these companies closely through training and internships.

Associate research scientist, machine learning & statistics (Center for Computational Astrophysics USA) The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) in New York City is looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in one of the following fields: computer science, machine learning and statistics with an interest in astrophysics cosmology and/or large datasets.  Associate Research Scientists in ML/Stat will develop novel computational and inferential approaches for analysis of large datasets or generation of simulations including but not limited to the field of astrophysics.   

IT specialist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA) The software development team of the Chandra X-ray Data System has an opening for a UI/UX IT Specialist with computer graphics and visualization experience to join our team in Cambridge MA. The position requires experience in user interface design, Web application design, computer graphics and visualization, Javascript, HTML5, Python, Java and C++. 

Manager / software scientist (Large Binocular Telescope Observatory USA) The LBT Observatory (LBTO), headquartered on the Tucson campus of the University of Arizona, is seeking a Manager/ Software Scientist who will lead the LBTO Software and Systems Administration Group at the observatory. The main responsibility of the Manager/ Software Scientist is to create, guide, and manage the vision for software/ IT support at the observatory.

Software engineer (Large Binocular Telescope Observatory USA) The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) Observatory at the University of Arizona (UofA) is looking for a talented and disciplined software engineering professional to join the LBT software team. Responsibilities include software development and maintenance, with occasional operations support, for multiple Adaptive Optics subsystems/instruments at the observatory.  

Software engineer (Universities Space Research Association USA) Located in Moffett Field CA, the Software Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, analyzing, modifying and maintaining scientific data processing pipelines and associated software tools for the SOFIA program.  

NOAO software systems engineer (AURA/NOAO USA) The Community Science and Data Center (CSDC) division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) seeks to hire two (2) full-time Software Systems Engineers to work on development and operations of the ANTARES and Data Lab systems to support a broad community user base of scientists pursuing data-intensive astronomical research with public data sets and data streams.  Requirements include: experience with both Python and C/C++,  software system development and operation, version control systems, continuous integration and DevOps concepts. 

PhD scholarships in observational, computational & theoretical astrophysics (Swinburne University AU) The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) invites applications for its PhD program and scholarships from high-calibre students of any nationality.CAS also hosts one of Australia's most powerful supercomputers, together with Centres of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery and Astrophysics in 3D. 

Assistant data scientist (University of Utah USA) The University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy is hiring a data scientist to work with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Team to maintain, develop and implement SDSS Science Archive Systems using the Center for High Performance Computing.

Software engineer I (Universities Space Research Association USA) The Software Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, analyzing, modifying and maintaining scientific data processing pipelines and associated software tools for the SOFIA program.

Research IT system manager (University of Hertfordshire UK) The Centre for Astrophysics Research in the School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics is seeking a manager for its IT facilities. The role includes the daily oversight of staff and research student desktop provision and the high-performance computing cluster.

Associate research scientist (Flatiron Institute USA) The Center for Computational Astronomy (CCA) aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and to develop the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and analyses. The CCA is looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in one of the following fields: astrophysics, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science or cosmology.

IMAXT astro-medical software/database developer (University of Cambridge UK)  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious software and database developer to work within the Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit (CASU) at the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) in West Cambridge as part of the IMAXT Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge Project Team. The Imaging and Molecular Annotation of Xenografts (IMAXT) project will take an integrated approach in producing faithful three-dimensional maps of tumours and their host environment, wherein each cell is identified and molecularly annotated.

Data management scientist (AURA/LSST USA) The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. LSST is soliciting applications for the position of Lead LSST Data Management Scientist. The DM Subsystem Scientist co-leads with the DM Project Manager the LSST Data Management (DM) subsystem, a $146M subsystem of the LSST.

Scientific software developer (Princeton University USA) The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University has an open position for an experienced software developer to work on the development of the scientific data processing pipelines for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The LSST will conduct the largest astronomical survey yet undertaken, collecting over 50 PB of raw data and measuring the properties of 40 billion astronomical sources. Princeton is responsible for multi-epoch deep imaging and catalog production based on the LSST survey.

Research associate - HET data scientist (University of Texas USA) The upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at The University of Texas at Austin, McDonald Observatory, has developed powerful new instrumental capability for optical and near-infrared spectroscopy. HET seeks a Data Scientist who will work with HET teams to produce Level 1 data pipeline reduction software for all instruments. The Data Scientist will develop code, document, maintain software, and provide support for questions from the user community.