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2017-18 jobs

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

Post-doc on the interface between astronomy and machine learning (University Clermont FR)  The successful candidate will work on the CNRS-MOMENTUM project “Adaptive Learning for Large Scale Sky Surveys” focused on the development of machine learning techniques for real time classification of variable astronomical sources in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in adaptive learning algorithms, statistical modelling for big data and/or observational astronomy.  Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the position, candidates with a background in either astronomy/astrophysics, computer science or statistics will be equally considered. 

Postdoctoral fellowship in computational astrophysics of star formation (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory USA)  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. The research program will focus on multi-scale, multi-physics simulations of the formation of super star clusters and Orion-scale clusters under the influence of stellar feedback.

Research fellow in data science (University of Sussex UK) The University of Sussex invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to apply advanced data science and machine learning techniques used in astronomy to Earth Observations facilitating improved hazard early warning models in Kenya. The individual will work within the Data Intensive Science Centre, the Astronomy Centre,  and as part of the Schools of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Global Studies.

Postdoctoral position in advanced data analysis and TETDEX science exploitation (Max Planct Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics DE) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the field of high redshift spectroscopic surveys of the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). We are searching for an astrophysicist with experience in processing of large astronomical datasets and software development to work with the Hobby-Eberly Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX), a unique spectroscopic survey that will map the evolution of Dark Energy using Lyman-alpha emitting galaxies in the high redshift universe (z = 1.9 - 3.5).

Post doctoral fellow in astrostatistics (University of Canterbury NZ) The University of Canterbury invites applications for a postdoctoral position in astrostatistics applied to gravitational microlensing working on the analysis of microlensing data, particularly from the Korean Microlensing Telescope Network. Applicants should have a PhD in astrophysics, astrostatistics, or a related area, and a demonstrated ability in computational data analysis. 

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 computing. Considerable 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) The Center 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

Programmer (Las Campanas Observatory CL) The Carnegie Observatories, is seeking a programmer to work at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.  The individual will be tasked to develop, maintain, and document telescope computer control systems. A principle goal will be to lead a smooth transition from the currently robust telescope control systems written in Fortran and C++ and running on DOS to more modern systems.

IT specialist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, USA) SAO) invites applications for the position of IT Specialist within the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) working in the Science Operations Team (SOT).  Responsibilities include the analysis of existing data to anticipate operational impacts and to develop new software tools to make such analysis more automated.

Project manager for LSST software effort (Princeton University, USA) The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University is involved in developing software pipelines for analyzing data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST. Princeton is developing the software to perform deep detection and exquisitely accurate object characterization on LSST images, measuring the properties of billions of stars and galaxies.  We are looking for an individual to manage the LSST software effort at Princeton, and to contribute to the codebase. 

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.


2016-17 jobs

Faculty positions 

Assistant professor of Applied Statistics (Rochester Institute of Technology USA)  The School of Mathematical Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions in Statistics at the Assistant Professor level. While candidates with expertise in any area of statistics are welcome to apply, we especially encourage applications from candidates with specialization in statistical learning, high dimensional statistical analysis, data science, and predictive analytics.  Interest has been expressed in astrostatistics. 

University lecturer in astrostatistics (University of Cambridge UK)  Applications are invited in any area of astrostatistics, including its theoretical, methodological and computational aspects. The field includes computational statistics, inference, algorithm development, machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, data visualization, signal processing and parameter estimation. This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of the Physical Sciences to promote inter-disciplinary activity in the Departments of the School. The successful candidate will be a member of the Statistical Laboratory in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and may choose to be a member of either the Department of Physics or the Institute of Astronomy. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in statistics or astronomy or physics or a cognate subject, and will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of both Departments at undergraduate and graduate level.

Instructional faculty COS Center for imaging Science (Rochester Institute of Technology USA) The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites candidates to apply for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. We are seeking candidates with research expertise in 1) the field of computer vision and in 2) the field of earth remote sensing systems.

Junior Research Leader Positions (Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute KR) Center for Theoretical Astronomy, KASI, looks for creative and outstanding researchers for Junior Research Leader (JRL) positions in the field of computational astrophysics. The scientific scopes include studies of computation-intensive problems (Newtonian/relativistic hydrodynamics/magnetohydrodynamics, PIC, radiative transfer, N-body, and etc.) for various astrophysical objects, ranging from planets, stars, compact objects, galaxies, AGN, to clusters of galaxies, as well as developments of common computational tools (various codes, visualization, etc.).

Research Professor (California Institute of Technology USA)  The Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy (PMA) is seeking to identify outstanding candidates for the position of Caltech Research Professor to play an integral role in: (1) research in optical time-domain astronomy, (2) development of tools and techniques for time-domain astronomy, and (3) operations of the Zwicky Transient Factory (ZTF). Applicants should have a strong record in research and technique development in relevant areas of astronomy. 

Assistant Professor in Astronomy and 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 with a particular interest 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.

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor (University of Arizona USA) The Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory (DA/SO) at the University of Arizona anticipate filling up to three tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the coming year.  One or more of the positions will likely be filled with the intent of expanding our capabilities in instrumentation and/or big data. The University-wide Research Data Center provides our faculty access to high-end, local supercomputing resources (~275 TFLOPS) including distributed, shared-memory, and GPU architectures.

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics *University of Texas at Dallas USA) The Department of Physics within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  While we are particularly interested in applicants working on theoretical, computational and observational planetary sciences, we also welcome applications from excellent candidates working on cosmological simulations and in other areas of computational astrophysics.

Research scientist (University of KwaZulu-Natal ZA) The University of KwaZulu-Natal invites candidates from all areas of astrophysics and cosmology to apply for a 3 year research scientist position. The successful applicant will join the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit and be based in the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. ACRU members have a wide variety of research interests, and are involved in projects that include ACT, C-BASS, HERA, HIRAX, MUSTANG2, Planck, SCI-HI, Spider, SPT, XMM Cluster Survey, and several of the MeerKAT key science projects. 

Research Assistant Professor in Astrophysics (University of Pittsburgh USA) The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream Research Assistant Professor position focused on strengthening efforts in survey astrophysics. The position will be based jointly at the Center for Simulation and Modeling and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Ideal candidates will possess expertise in both survey science and large-scale computing and should be capable of contributing to the development of pipelines for dark energy analyses with LSST.

Senior archive scientist (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) The the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University seeks an archive scientist who will support archive projects to enhance the scientific utilization of the data and meta-data through existing and future data-mining techniques.

Faculty positions in mathematics and statistics (Texas Tech University USA)  Up to six faculty positions, preferentially assistant professorships, are offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock TX.  One area of concentration is statistics including biostatistics, statistical genetics, stochastic processes, functional data analysis, Bayesian statistics, nonparametric statistics, and image analysis.  Expertise in astrostatistics may be welcome.  

Faculty positions in statistics (Texas A&M University USA)  The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University (College Station TX) anticipates multiple Assistant Professor positions.  The department already has strength in astrostatistics. 

Tenure track position in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Northwestern University)  The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics, and who will become active members of CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (www.ciera.northwestern.edu). We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST, and in potential interdisciplinary joint hires with planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering.

Faculty position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (University of California Irvine, USA) The University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to begin in Fall 2017. Outstanding candidates in all subfields of astronomy and astrophysics will be considered, with researchers working in the areas of planetary or exoplanet science, time-domain astronomy, and/or observational cosmology strongly encouraged to apply.

Tenure/Tenure-track faculty position in Big Data in Astronomy (University of California Riverside, USA) UCR is pursuing a cluster of hires to enhance research strengths in Data Science; such hires will have potential home departments in the Sciences and/or Engineering. Candidates will also join UCR’s Data Science Center and are expected to foster research collaborations with existing faculty across academic departments working on Data Science related topics. The Data Science Cluster is hiring for three positions this year, in the following areas respectively: (i) Genome Data Science, (ii) Statistical Approaches to Big Data and (iii) Big Data in Astronomy.

Assistant professor in astronomy (University of Virginia USA) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The candidate will join a diverse department with expertise in theoretical and observational astronomy and astrochemistry. The Department also hosts the Virginia Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (VITA). Further, the University of Virginia is committed to establishing an Anchor Program in Advanced Astronomy Data within the University's Data Science Institute to develop solutions to computational and data management challenges.

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Solar/Stellar Data Analysis (Georgia State University USA)  This individual 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 Professor (Clemson University USAThe Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University seeks candidates to fill a faculty position in astrophysics at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher level.  We are considering applications from all areas of astrophysics in observation, theory, or big data. 

Assistant Professor (Mississippi State University USA)  The Department of Physics and Astronomy at MSU expects to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to applications in computational astrophysics, Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma Physics (AMOP), and experimental low-energy nuclear structure.

Assistant Professor in the Computational or Theoretical Astrophysics of Strongly Gravitating Systems (University of New Hampshire USA) The Department of Physics and Space Science Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of gravitational astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on the numerical modeling of compact objects and their gravitational or electromagnetic radiation.

Faculty positions in Astrophysics (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory CN) SHAO is seeking to fill three faculty positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Research fields include AGNs and high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way, galactic dynamics, numerical astrophysics, radio astrophysics, and extra-solar planets.   Members of the institute are actively involved in other important international and domestic projects such as SDSS-IV, LSST, LAMOST, HXMT, and FAST.

Assistant Professor in Astronomy (Columbia University USA) The Department of Astronomy at Columbia University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position, to start July 1, 2017. We are looking for candidates in the area of Data Science and Computation, broadly interpreted, for a tenure-track position at Columbia that will begin with a three-year joint appointment with the new Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics.  The CCA, led by Prof. David Spergel, aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and plans to play a leadership role in developing the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and data analyses.

Faculty position in Technology Development (National centre for  Radio Astrophysics IN) The NCRA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research invites applications for permanent faculty positions in the area of technology development. Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centred on radio astronomy, where the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is a major international facility. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and an excellent track record in developing technology (e.g. instruments/ software/algorithms) relevant to radio astronomy.

Tenure track assistant professor positions (University of Texas Austin USA) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in applicants working on planetary systems science, star formation in the nearby Universe, stellar archeology, big data astronomy, and instrumentation.

Assistant/Associate Professor in theoretical astronomy (Stony Brook University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured track faculty position in the field of Computational Astrophysics, with a focus on simulations.  The appointment will be made jointly with the Center for Computational Astrophysics in the Flatiron Institute, where the successful candidate will hold a group leader position.

Faculty position in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Northwestern University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astronomy and astrophysics. We are particularly interested in attracting astronomers with connections to major upcoming and current observational projects such as ALMA, JWST, LIGO, and LSST, and in potential interdisciplinary joint hires with planetary science, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, and engineering. 

Faculty position(s) in astrophysics and cosmology (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, JP) Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, has the ambitious goal of to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, astronomy, and statistics. 

Staff positions in the astronomy group (ASTRON NL) The Astronomy Group at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, invites applications for two or more staff positions for research in astronomy. We are particularly interested in researchers with experience in the areas of low-frequency radio astronomy, long baseline interferometry, the design and execution of large surveys, wide-field HI astronomy, and data science and science extraction of large astronomical datasets. Affinity with instrumentation or astronomical software development would also be valuable.

Tenure track position in Physics and Astronomy (Franklin and Marshall College USA) Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  We are interested in candidates whose research area is in experimental/computational physics or computational/observational astrophysics.

Tenure track assistant professor in astronomy or planetary science (Northern Arizona University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure-track position in astronomy and/or planetary science at the Assistant Professor level.  We seek  expertise in exoplanets, astro-informatics, astro-chemistry, astronomical instrumentation, and/or observational astronomy specializing in Solar System objects, exoplanets, or related topics. 

Tenure track assistant professor of physics (Trinity University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Trinity University (San Antonio TX) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Candidates in experimental, theoretical, observational, or computational research are encouraged to apply.

Archive scientist (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is seeking Archive Scientists for our Operations and Engineering Division, Archive Sciences Branch. Come join the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) team.The archive scientists will support archive projects to enhance the scientific utilization of the data and meta-data through existing and future data-mining techniques.

 

Postdoctoral positions

Three postdoctoral positions on model-based machine learning (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics DE) The positions are to research and implement new Bayesian machine learning methods for high-dimensional inference problems. The goal is to advance current density estimation methods beyond the current state-of-the-art such as mixture models to enable automated detection of structure within data, including data classification, while keeping the full capabilities of the calculus of conditional probabilities. The project is part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the MPA and two industrial companies located in Bavaria. The project seeks to develop a self- learning and self-organizing feedback control system which can be applied to different projects in astrophysics and industry.  Expert level experience with Bayesian inference, classification or machine learning is required.  Send inquiries to ensslin@mpa-garching.mpg.de.

Postdoctoral research position in time-domain astrophysics (Charles University CZ) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. We seek candidates in areas connected with transients, variable stars, and time-domain astronomy in general (including solar system astronomy). In particular, candidates interested in working with the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) are encouraged to apply.

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning (CSIRO AU) CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) in collaboration with Data61 is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join the vibrant and diverse CASS Astrophysics Group applying machine learning to deliver science from large radio surveys. The successful Fellow will work with CSIRO Scientists on the upcoming ASKAP all-sky continuum survey, Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU).  

Postdoctoral positin on exoplanet data analysis (Space Research Institute AT) The Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Graz AT) invites applications for a postdoctoral  position related to observations of extrasolar planets.  It has recently established an observationally oriented research group dedicated to exoplanet characterization in the framework of the the upcoming exoplanet space missions CHEOPS, CUTE and PLATO. The successful candidate will work on the preparation and exploitation of the CHEOPS space mission. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in statistical methods for data analysis. Experience related to the analysis of time-series photometry and its applications to extrasolar planets is an asset.                             

The Statistics Section at Imperial College London seeks applications for the position of Research Associate with teaching duties, to start 15 September 2017. The post holder will conduct research under the supervision of Professor David van Dyk in collaboration with the CHASC International Center for Astrostatistics. The CHASC Center is an international consortium of astrophysicists and statisticians working to solve statistical challenges arising in astrophysics, solar physics, and particle physics.  The post also includes teaching duties at the undergraduate and MSc levels. 
 
The successful candidate will have a specialist knowledge of statistics, particularly in statistical computation, Bayesian method and astrostatistics or closely related areas, together with extensive experience in the development of statistical methods in astrophysics, solar physics, and/or particle physics, in order to collaborate with Professor David van Dyk. They will be expected to display clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, and have a good publication record commensurate with their experience.  In addition, the successful candidate will have recent experience of lecturing or tutoring in statistics, and will be able to demonstrate the potential to teach university level statistics effectively and enthusiastically at an introductory undergraduate level. The successful candidate will also have experience of promoting effective learning and interaction with students. Candidates will have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related discipline, and will have research interests in a relevant area of statistical science.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate potential as both an independent researcher and as an undergraduate lecturer.  Salary Range: £36,070 – £43,350 per annum. Fixed term 30 months. Closing Data: 6 June 2017. Further information about the Statistics Section can be found at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/statistics and information about the CHASC Center can be found at http://hea-www.harvard.edu/AstroStat/  For informal discussions about this position, please contact Professor David van Dyk (dvandyk@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Niall Adams, Head of the Statistics Section.  
How to Apply: Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment  (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2017076KL into "Keywords"). Please download the application form, complete and upload also providing a CV, list of publications, and then names of three referees prior to submitting your application.

Junior Chair in Data Science for Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences (University Grenoble Alpes FR)  The Data Institute of the Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a 3-year junior research chair in Data Science for Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences. We are looking for candidates that will accelerate the uptake of data science analytics in Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences. Candidates should be either: a domain scientist with experience in applying modern data analytics in his/her field and/or experience in open source scientific software development; or a data scientist (computer science, machine learning, optimization, signal processing, statistics) with a proven track record in the proposed field of application and a strong motivation for advancing knowledge in Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences.

Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (Harvard University USA)  The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its inaugural Harvard Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The normal duration of the Fellowship is two years. We are looking for researchers whose interests are in data science, broadly construed, and including researchers with both a methodological and applications focus.

Postdoctoral research position adapting astronomical software to protect endangered animal species (Liverpool John Moores University UK)  Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position adapting astronomical software for use on aerial drone footage, to help ecologists protect endangered animal species and conserve Earth’s biodiversity. The successful applicant will work with the Astro-Ecology group at the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University in collaboration with a conservation biologist. The group is tackling one of the main challenges in drone/conservation research — efficiently extracting pertinent science information from the exponentially growing volumes of video data being produced.

Postdoctoral researcher in solar forecasting (Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research JP)  The Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE) at Nagoya University seeks a post-doctoral researcher for cross-disciplinary research into the understanding and forecasting of solar energetic events. The successful candidate may have a background in solar physics, statistics/applied mathematics, image processing techniques, and/or computer science. The project centers on statistical examination and novel analysis of solar observational data, spanning sub-disciplines from model validation to evaluation of operationally-designed event forecasting systems. 

Postdoctoral scholar (California Institute of Technology USA) Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Caltech.  The successful applicant will work  on topics such as: (1) Multi-mission, multi-resolution cataloging and photometry across multiple datasets, (2) Image-domain statistical analysis of populations of sources at multiple wavelengths, and (3) Likelihoods and foregrounds maps from joint analysis of cosmological data sets.

Research fellow in data intensive science (University of Portsmouth UK)  The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a Research Fellow in Data Intensive Science.  Data Intensive Science (or “Big Data”) has been recognised by the UK government as one of the eight great technologies. This fellowship is to build capacity in this exciting area of research and innovation, drawing on a variety of data-rich possibilities at the University of Portsmouth. The post is based in the ICG which is recognised for its world-leading research in large complex data (e.g. SDSS, DES, LSST and SKA).

Postdoc in optical astrophysics and space science (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory USA) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is looking to fill a number of Postdoctoral positions for Researchers to work on modeling and simulation in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, advanced computer systems, and advanced spacecraft technology. Topics include: image analysis, statistical Bayesian models & deep learning algorithms; Monte Carlo computation & uncertainty quantification, High Performance and distributed computing.

Postdoctoral research associate (University of Illinois USA) The Laboratory for Computation, Data, and Machine Learning anchored in the Astronomy Department and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the Tree Building Blocks (TBB) team. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in computer science, applied mathematics, data science, physics, astrophysics or related fields with an extensive experience in high performance computing including advanced knowledge of the C++ and Python programming languages.

Postdoctoral positions with LSST and DIRAC (University of Washington USA)  The DIRAC Institute and LSST group in the Astronomy department at the University of Washington have openings for two postdoctoral or research scientist positions. These positions are to help with the processing and analysis of data from the Zwicky Transit Factory (ZTF) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).  We seek researchers with a strong research record in time domain astronomy (including transient and variable sources), a background in computational  techniques, and an interest in large scale computational problems.

Statistical methods for cosmic web analysis (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatial Orsay FR)    The ByoPiC (The Baryon Picture of the Cosmos) team invites applications for postdoctoral positions in large scale structure and cosmology with the objective of mapping and characterising the baryon distribution at the largest cosmic scales. The successful candidates will work on the development of statistical methods for global identification, supervised classification and assembly of cosmic web elements.

Postdoctoral position in computational planetary science (Universities of Bern & Zurich CH) Part of  a Swiss-wide research framework known as "PlanetS", we are offering a new postdoctoral position in the field of computational planetary sciences. The applicants should have experience in computational hydrodynamics and in planet formation and evolution. The position will have regular interactions are foreseen with the Institute of Computational Science

Postdoc positions on CMB analysis (Shanghai Jiao Tong University CN)   The Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) seeks 2 postdoctoral positions on cosmic microwave background studies. This will include the characterisation of the physical and statistical properties of foreground components and the development of blind and non-blind algorithms to remove foreground emissions from the CMB data. 

Postdoctoral research in computational cosmology (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory USA) Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the team in the Computational Cosmology Center (C3) to work on an effort funded by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project. We seek candidates with a PhD in astronomy, physics, applied mathematics, computer science or related field with experience in high-performance computing.

CAASTRO-3D postdoctoral fellowships (Australian National University AU)  Six prestigious CAASTRO-3D Postdoctoral Fellowships in Australia are available for outstanding early career researchers within the Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions.  CAASTRO-3D combines Australia's leading telescope technologies with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new data intensive science techniques. The programs require data intensive science with novel techniques and advanced algorithms. 

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. Applicants with previous experience in computational hydrodynamics (grid-based and/or SPH) are welcome. 

Postdoctoral position in computational galaxy formation (University of Zurich CH) We invite candidates for a postdoctoral position in theoretical astrophysics at the Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, Institute for Computational Science (ICS), University of Zurich. Experience in high performance computing and galaxy formation physics is preferred.

Postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical and computational astrophysics (Niels Bohr International Academy DK) The Theoretical Astrophysics Group and the Computational Astrophysics Group at the Niels Bohr International Academy and The Niels Bohr Institute invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD, radiative transfer, and/or particle-in-cell codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets.

Postdoctoral 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.  We are seeking applicants with a strong background in theoretical cosmology, the manipulation of large datasets, and working with cosmological simulations.

Data science scholars program (Northwestern University USA) Data Science Scholars will join a university-­wide initiative advancing Data Science throughout Northwestern.  Scholars will have joint-­appointments with the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and Data Science (NICO) and another Research Center matching their area of expertise.The aim of the program is to offer a unique opportunity to expand the Scholars’ domain-focused research portfolio, and simultaneously establish their reputation as leaders in the exploding field of Data Science and Analytics.

Postdoctoral positions in observational, theoretical, and numerical cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics (University of California Santa Barbara USA) The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is seeking postdoctoral researchers to pursue innovative research projects observational, theoretical, and numerical cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. Research areas include astronomical data analysis (i.e. data reduction, mining large surveys, novel statistical methods, machine learning).

Two postdoctoral positions in observational cosmology (University of Edinburgh UK) Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Astronomy, in the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Candidates for the first position, should have a strong background in cosmology and experience of statistical and computational analysis of cosmological datasets.  Candidates for the second position should be experienced in digital image analysis and/or have a strong background in the manipulation of large datasets.

Postdoctoral position in small body planetary science (Northern Arizona University USA) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to work in one of four areas including  "big data" astronomical approaches that can be applied to LSST. 

Postdoctoral research fellowships in gravitational wave discovery (Swinburne University AU) The Australian Research Council recently announced $31.3M of funding for a major new Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery to be known as OzGrav. Activities will include LIGO and SKA instrumentation, data and astrophysics that span the gravitational-wave and electro-magnetic spectrum. Over 25 positions will be created. 

Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology (Oxford University UK) The Department of Physics invites applications for a Beecroft Fellowship in Cosmology.  The postholder would contribute to theoretical and/or numerical research into largescale structure, weak lensing, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, cosmic background radiation anisotropy, intensity mapping, early universe physics, dark matter, dark energy and modified gravity. See three related fellowships here

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. 

Postdoctoral scholar in theoretical/computational galaxy formation and cosmology (University of California Davis USA) The Cosmology Group at the University of California, Davis invites applications for postdoctoral research in astrophysics. The successful candidate will pursue theoretical/computational modeling of galaxy formation, with preference for the areas of near-field cosmology, galactic archaeology, the Milky Way and the Local Group, and/or dwarf galaxies.

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. Applicants willing to spend some time undertaking software and hardware challenges will be given special consideration

Postdoctoral positions in astrophysics (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory CN) SHAO is seeking to fill a number of postdoctoral positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics.  Members of the institute are actively involved in other important international and domestic projects such as SDSS-IV, LSST, LAMOST, HXMT, and FAST.

Research associate in theoretical and observational cosmology (University of Manchester UK) Research Associate position is available in the Cosmology group, a part of The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) on scientific exploitation of existing datasets, theoretical studies of cosmological probes, and on the development and application of new analysis techniques for future experiments.We seek a RA with significant theoretical and analytic skills and who has experience in developing and applying analysis techniques to extract science results from massive cosmological datasets.

Postdoctoral research associates in astrophysics (Tsinghua University CN) The Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics (THCA) in the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University invites applications for postdoctoral positions in areas broadly related to cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, high energy astrophysics, exoplanets, and time domain astrophysics.

Postdoctoral position in computational galaxy formation (University of Michigan USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in theoretical astrophysics at the Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan.  We seek candidates with experience in high-performance computing to collaborate on theoretical modeling of galaxy formation and star cluster formation. 

Postdoctoral fellowships (Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics CN) The KIAA Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in any area, including (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, (2) exoplanets, star formation, and stellar populations, (3) high-energy and gravitational physics, and (4) computational astrophysics.

Flatiron Research Fellow (Center for Computational Astrophysics, USA) The Flatiron Institute is a major, new internal scientific unit of the Simons Foundation, focused on the computational aspects of a wide range of basic science. The newly established Center for Computational Astronomy (CCA) aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and plans to develop the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and analyses. In steady state, CCA will be comprised of up to 50–60 researchers. 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.

Postdoctoral position in galaxy formation (New York University Abu Dhabi ADE) The Galaxy Formation Group seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate.  The successful candidate is expected to carry out research based on theoretical and/or numerical work in the field galaxy formation and evolution in a cosmological context. The post-doc will have direct access to a 6,600 core Infiniband Cluster (Dalma). 

Postdoctoral research positions in time-domain astrophysics (Harvard University USA) The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in: (1) Gamma-ray burst physics and applications to high-redshift galaxy studies; (2) Optical and radio transients; (3) Magnetic activity in stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets; (4) gravitational wave physics and electromagnetic follow-up.  These topics are at the forefront of time-domain astrophysics, an exciting and growing branch of astronomical investigation.

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. 

Postdoctoral positions in radio astronomy techniques & technologies (Rhodes University and SKA South Africa ZA) Rhodes University, together with the South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SKA SA) is calling for applications to fill post-doctoral fellowships in the field of advanced algorithms for radio astronomy calibration and imaging. The Rhodes Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies (RATT) works in close collaboration with the Radio Astronomy Research Group (RARG) of SKA South Africa. RATT and RARG conduct research into novel radio astronomy calibration, imaging, data analysis algorithms, software and techniques that are urgently required by the next generation of radio telescopes

Postdoctoral position in machine learning, statistics and astrophysics (Carnegie Mellon University USA) The McWilliams Center invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University at the interface between Machine Learning, Statistics, and Astrophysics. Applicants should have experience and strong interest in astrophysics and statistics and/or machine learning, and will work with faculty, postdocs, and students in multiple departments applying methods from machine learning and statistics to problems in cosmology.

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 (CDS) Fellows, in cosmology.   The CDS Fellows will have half their research devoted to a specific cosmology project of the BCCP, working as a scientist in a research group with all of the expected goals of project planning, data collection, data reduction/analysis, publication, and conference-presentation of results. The other half of each CDS Fellow’s research will include developing computational and data science tools and software for broader community. The CDS Fellows, in particular, are strongly engaged with the new Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences.  We are especially encouraging applications in the intersection areas between cosmology, computer science, fundamental physics and astrophysics.

Postdoctoral positions in observation, theory or instrumentation (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics TW) The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) has openings for postdoctoral positions. Candidates who work in (a) Optical/IR/Radio astronomy, (b) Theoretical/Computational Astrophysics, or (c) Instrumentation (optical/IR/submillimeter) are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral positions in computational astrophysics (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory CN) Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) invites applications for one or two postdoctoral research positions in computational astrophysics. Prior experience or interest in hydrodynamic or MHD simulations is desired, but not required. The successful candidate will work on AGN feedback, galaxy evolution, and black hole accretion.

Postdoctoral research position in numerical cosmology (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris FR) The IAP is seeking candidates for a 2+1 year post-doctoral position in Bayesian statistics and numerical cosmology. The successful candidate will carry out research in the development of new Bayesian analysis tools of galaxy spectroscopic and photometric surveys, notably in the context of the BORG algorithm. We encourage applications from candidates with strong expertise in development of N-body simulations and heavy Bayesian analysis.

Center for Astrophysical Surveys: Hintze fellowships,  (Oxford University UK) The Department of Physics invites applications for two fellowships in the University of Oxford Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, funded through the Hintze Family Charitable Trust. The Centre is focused on the exploitation of current surveys in order to build a platform for Oxford participation in LSST, Euclid, SKA and the EELT. We are seeking fellows with research interests in galaxy evolution and astrophysical transients that will exploit our involvement in current surveys such as SDSS-IV

2017 Lasker Data Science Fellowship (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories and a world-class astronomical research center. The Lasker Fellowship provides up to three years of support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers working on innovative scientific studies involving large astronomical databases, massive data processing, data visualization and discovery, and automated classification and clustering algorithms. Emphasis on studies that take significant advantage of the archived datasets held (or planned for ingest) at STScI will be preferred. These data include HST, GALEX, Kepler/K2, PanSTARRS, TESS, JWST, and WFIRST-AFTA.

OCE postdoctoral fellowship: ASKAP Big Data innovation challenge (CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science AU) CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (CASS) is looking for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to join the vibrant and diverse CASS Astrophysics Group. The Fellow will work closely with the ASKAP HI All Sky Survey (WALLABY), lead critical developments of the custom ASKAP data processing pipeline running on the Pawsey Supercomputers, setup and carry out ASKAP Early Science HI observations, analyse the huge data volumes, and address the ASKAP Big Data challenges by developing cutting-edge analysis and visusalisation tools. 

Postdoctoral research fellowships in radio astronomy and instrumentation (University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal ZA)  The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is offering postdoctoral research positions in the area of radio astronomy and instrumentation.  We seek highly qualified candidates to work on the Hydrogen Intensity and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX), a new radio telescope array that is being led by UKZN and that has science goals of 21cm cosmology, transients, pulsars, and hydrogen absorbers. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a combination of radio hardware design and integration, instrument characterisation, simulations and forecasting, analysis techniques for large data sets, etc. 

Postdoctoral research scientist in theoretical astrophysics (Columbia University USA) We invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical high energy and stellar astrophysics in the Department of Physics at Columbia University. The successful candidate will pursue research into topics in time-domain astrophysics, including supernovae, compact object binary mergers, tidal disruption events, white dwarf pollution events, and classical/recurrent novae.

Research scientist for imaging science (Georgia State University USA) Applications are invited for appointment as Research Scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to commence as soon as possible. The appointee will be expected to conduct basic research into novel methods for high-resolution imaging through strong atmospheric turbulence. 

Postdoctoral position in theoretical/computational high-energy astrophysics (Columbia University USA) The Department of Astronomy at Columbia University invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position on the theory and simulation of astrophysical plasmas. A strong background in high-energy astrophysics, fluid dynamics and plasma physics, computational methods (MHD and/or kinetic particle-in-cell computational methods) and parallel computing is preferred. 

Postdoctoral scholar in computational astrophysics (University of Florida USA) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on topics related to galaxy evolution, star formation, and/or the physics of the ISM.  The successful candidate will utilize computational methods, and/or large data sets.  In addition, he/she will have access to collaborative opportunities campus-wide via the newly established Informatics Institute at the University of Florida.

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 stellar astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, transients, black hole astrophysics, cosmology, galaxy formation, plasma astrophysics, and cosmic rays. 

Research associate - X-ray analysis of transient sources (Penn State University USA) The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics of the Pennsylvania State University has an immediate opening for a research associate with Prof. David Burrows.  The position will entail analysis of archival X-ray data and development of algorithms to identify transient phenomena, and the implementation of these algorithms in software for execution on board the ESA Athena X-ray astronomy mission. 

Postdoctoral research positions in theory and computation (Harvard University 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. We are, therefore, interested in candidates working in any field related to theoretical and/or numerical astrophysics.

 

Student scholarships

PhD position in computational astrophysics (Center for Theoretical Physics PL) Applications are invited for two PhD positions in Astrophysics at the Center for Theoretical Physics in Warsaw, Poland. The research projects are related to computational astrophysics. Main focus is given to the accretion of matter onto black hole in the gamma ray bursts.

PhD scholarships in observational, computational & theoretical astrophysics (Swinburne University of Technology 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.

 

Technology positions

IT specialist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA)  The software development team of the Chandra data system division has an opening for a software developer to support data reduction and analysis tools for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.  Knowledge required for the position includes C/C++, Python, Unix based operating system, and data access via standard protocols. 

Gemini archive and data process developer (Gemini Observatory USA) Gemini Observatory has an immediate opening for an Archive and Data Process Developer to join our international team operating two of the world’s premier ground-based telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. The person will be resident at either Gemini North in Hilo, Hawaii or Gemini South in La Serena, Chile. The Developer will contribute to the design, development, documentation, and deployment of data archiving and processing routines required to verify data quality and enable scientific analysis for Gemini’s suite of instruments.  He or she will develop python software to implement features required within an existing code base infrastructure following a rigorous software development life cycle and to apply quality control and configuration control methodology. 

Software engineer (ASTRON NL) This person joins a team based at ASTRON (Dwingeloo NL) working to establish a large-scale Science Data Centre for radio astronomy research. The engineer has  a leading role in the design and construction of a new web portal to provide users access to all data collections hosted by ASTRON. These collections include data from the WSRT, LOFAR, APERTIF as well as preparing for future data from new instruments such as MeerKAT, ASKAP, and ultimately the SKA. Specific tasks will include developing interfaces to online data collections and working with the Virtual Observatory (VO) software stack to improve access to those collections, developing software layers for the management of large, distributed data volumes, and designing new tools to aid users in the analysis of that data.

Software engineer (Lowell Observatory USA) This person is a member of Lowell Observatory's Technology Group responsible for the continued development and support of the observatory’s instrument control, data acquisition, and user interface software used at the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) and Anderson Mesa sites as well as developing new software as needs arise.  Additional responsibilities include DCT data archiving and some systems and networking support in conjunction with Lowell’s IT staff as appropriate. 

IT specialist and scientific programmer (Carnegie Institution for Science USA) The Carnegie Institute Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (Washington DC) is looking to hire a highly qualified and motivated computational scientist whose primary responsibility will be to provide information technology support for the DTM astronomy group, but who is also willing and capable to support the scientific endeavors of the group. The ideal candidate should have experience in at least some subset of the following areas: Local Area Networking, Virtualized Infrastructure, Systems Administration (Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux), and Active Directory. In addition, programming skills are desired in the areas of shell scripting, Fortran, C, Python, and/or Perl. Familiarity with IRAF and IDL is also a plus. 

Science Data Centre Program Manager (ASTRON NL) This individual will lead a team based at ASTRON (Dwingeloo NL) working to establish a Science Data Centre for radio astronomy research. This SDC will develop the tools and infrastructure necessary to support scientific analysis in the era of data intensive radio astronomy. The individual will oversee establishing a pilot system to support analysis of data from ASTRON’s current operational facilities LOFAR and APERTIF. This pilot system will also serve as a testbed for developing tools and technologies that will scale to meet the needs of SKA data analysis. 

Four software developer positions (Astrophysics Data System  USA) The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a digital library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The ADS corpus consists of over ten million documents, and is growing at a rate of several thousand per week. Over 50,000 scientists and librarians use the ADS daily. The ADS project has openings for four highly-motivated software developers to join its dynamic team of four IT specialists and three curators. The ADS is building a highly scalable and feature-rich platform using a modern development stack: a custom build of the open-source search engine Solr, an advanced UI built with Backbone, a scalable asynchronous data ingestion pipeline with RabbitMQ and PostgreSQL, and cloud-based hosting of its services with Amazon Web Services. The primary programming languages are Python, Java, and JavaScript.

ALMA Head of Data Management Group (Joint ALMA Observatory CL) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a (sub)millimeter wave interferometer consisting of 66 antennas located on the Llano de Chajnantor in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.  The position is stationed in Santiago CL.  The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) is seeking a Head for the Data Management Team, with extensive experience for coordinating and organizing the Data Management activities at the ALMA radio astronomy observatory in Chile. Duties include management of staff, pipeline data processing, quality assurance, archive management, array calibration and performance, software testing. 

TESS pipeline scientist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA) The MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI) seeks a research scientist position in the area of computational science and exoplanets. The candidate will be expected to participate in validation activities of all data products, covering both pre-launch and during the prime mission phase associated with the MKI-led Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is scheduled for launch by NASA in 2017.

Observatory software senior software developer (Thirty Meter Telescope USA) The TMT Observatory Software (OSW) effort provides a wide range of critical configuration-controlled software for observatory operations, including science operations support software and the software infrastructure that integrates and controls all telescope and instrument systems. The Observatory Software (OSW) Senior Software Developer will be a key member of the project team. 

ALMA project software developer (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics TW)  We are looking for software developers to work with the ALMA Taiwan team at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in collaboration with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) on the development of the radio astronomy data analysis software called ‘Common Astronomy Software Applications’ (CASA).

Manager of the LSST software group (University of Washington USA)   The Astronomy department at the University of Washington has an opening for the position of manager/technical lead for its Large Synoptic Survey Telescope  software group. The group is leading the research and development of state-of-the-art algorithms for the analysis of the nightly data streams.

Project scientist for data pipeline development (University of California Santa Cruz USA)  The University of California Observatories (UCO) invites applications for a Project Scientist position for data pipeline development and data analysis support.  Responsibilities include: identifying shortcomings with existing data reduction pipelines; suggest new projects at the interface of research, software development and data analysis; assist in project management; and contribute to publications.

Data analyst (National Radio Astronomy Observatory USA)  The primary goal of the Data Analyst( open rank) will be to provide assistance to observatory users by reducing data and assessing data quality, operating a data reduction pipeline, answering questions in the online helpdesk system, assisting with observing script preparation, testing observatory software, and contributing to the data delivery process. The position is assigned to the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC). 

Archive analyst (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is seeking an Archive Analyst for our Operations and Engineering Division, Archive Sciences Branch. Come join the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) team. The Archive Analyst interacts with science product users, data providers, software developers, test engineers and IT administrators to define new processes, tools, and enhanced products. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. 

IT specialist - applications software (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA)   The software development team of the Chandra data system division has an opening for a software developer to support data reduction and analysis tools for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The successful candidate will work to extend and maintain the data system functionality and to support its operations. Knowledge required for the position includes C/C++, Python, Java, Unix based operating system, and data bases and data access via standard protocols.

Research scientist: MIT TESS pipeline scientist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA)  The MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI) seeks a research scientist position in the area of computational science and exoplanets. The candidate will be expected to participate in validation activities of all data products, covering both pre-launch and during the prime mission phase associated with the MKI-led Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is scheduled for launch by NASA in 2017.

Database architect (National Optical Astronomical Observatory USA) The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) seeks to hire a Database Architect to take the leading technical role in designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing multiple database systems to support data-intensive astronomical research.  Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, NOAO is the US national center for nighttime ground-based optical astronomy.

NASA Astrophysics Data System IT specialist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA) The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) project has openings for three highly-motivated software developers to join its dynamic team.  The ADS is building a highly scalable and feature-rich platform using a modern development stack: a custom build of the open-source search engine Solr, an advanced UI built with Backbone, a scalable asynchronous data ingestion pipeline with RabbitMQ and PostgreSQL, and cloud-based hosting of its services with Amazon Web Services. The primary programming languages are Python, Java, and JavaScript.

AAVSO astronomer position (American Association of Variable Star Observers USA)  The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is looking for
candidates for the position of Astronomer. The incumbent will be leading a team of 2-5 staff members who comprise the AAVSO Science team. Duties include, but are not
limited to, overseeing our database’s data quality control process, oversee maintenance and enrichment of the AAVSO International Database and software, coordinating volunteer teams for various projects, manage the AAVSO alerts and campaigns, and supervise the maintenance of AAVSO networking and IT infrastructure.


2015-16 jobs

Faculty positions

Research Assistant or Associate Professor of Astronomy (University of Washington USA)  The University of Washington (UW) LSST team is responsible for the development of the algorithms and software that will analyze this nightly data stream (including the detection and characterization of transients, variables, and moving sources). To support this work at UW, we are soliciting applications for the position of Research Assistant or Research Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy who will lead the LSST data management group at UW, and is expected to play a leading role in the development of the software for the nightly processing of the LSST data.

Research Assistant Professor Position in Survey Science (University of Pittsburgh USA) 

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream Research Assistant Professor position focused on strengthening efforts in survey astrophysics.  Ideal candidates will possess expertise in both survey science and large-scale computing.  Duties of the position will include helping astrophysics researchers to make use of both university and national computational resources for their scientific research; working with them to identify, develop, and implement relevant computational and/or statistical methods; and collaborating on the development of algorithms and codes for the analysis of large datasets.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Astronomy/ Astrophysics (St. Mary's University CA) Tier-II CRC positions are prestigious appointments established by the government of Canada and designed to attract exceptional emerging researchers who are within ten years of obtaining their PhDs and are acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to become leaders in their field. To facilitate research, they carry a substantially reduced teaching load. Saint Mary’s 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. 

Assistant Professor in Astronomy (University of Florida US) The Department of Astronomy invite applications in all areas from outstanding candidates who specialize in data-intensive or computationally intensive research. We particularly encourage applicants who can utilize resources available at the University of Florida through the Informatics Institute and High Performance Computing Center.  A parallel search is being conducted by the Department of Physics. 

Assistant Professor in Astrophysics (University of Florida US)  The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical astrophysics with a preference for data-intensive or computationally intensive research.  In particular, we are interested in candidates whose research and/or collaboration involves ‘big data’ – such as handling and analyzing large sets of data or computationally intensive simulations. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: gravitational N-body simulations that study the formation of the current universe from planetary to cosmological scales; the simulation of gravitational wave sources for the emerging field of gravitational wave astrophysics; 21 cm tomography; studies of the microwave background; and/or studies of large scale structure based on upcoming surveys.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Statistics (University of Washington USA) The Provost of the University of Washington has launched a major effort focused on Data-Driven Discovery, with a commitment to hire several new faculty in this area.  This includes a faculty member in Statistics; applications from exceptional candidates with a particular focus on machine learning and large-scale statistical analysis, and with a track record in applications.  The new faculty will also participate in the UW eScience Institute.  The University already has several faculty specializing in astroinformatics and astrostatistics.  
Three assistant professor positions in Statistics (University of Auckland NZ)
  
This is the largest department of statistics in the nation, and already has two astrostatisticians on the faculty. 

Faculty position in Astrophysics (University of Pittsburgh US) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a new faculty member in astrophysics.  We are seeking candidates who will complement current research strengths in astrophysical surveys, theoretical cosmology, and extragalactic astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong physics backgrounds and expertise in survey astronomy. The department is an associate member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation and is a participant in the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument projects.

Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track) (Kavli Institute, Peking University CN)  The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for two faculty positions. KIAA's programs are focused in four major areas including computational astrophysics (N-body, hydrodynamics, and MHD simulations).

Assistant Professor (University of California Santa Cruz US)  The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. Outstanding candidates in all subfields of Astronomy and Astrophysics will be considered. It is one of the world's leading centers for research in computational astrophysics, which includes the cross-departmental research unit Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz (TASC). The 3000-core Hyades cluster is the on-campus centerpiece of UCSC computational astrophysics.

Faculty position in cosmology (Carnegie Mellon University USA) The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the McWilliams Center for Cosmology.  We seek outstanding individuals who have the ability to enhance, expand, and complement the current activities of  the McWilliams Center, which joins strengths in observational and computational cosmology and leadership in  large cosmological surveys within the Department of Physics with an interdisciplinary effort with CMU Statistics and Computer Science.

Tenure-track assistant professor - computational astrophysics (San Jose State University USA) Faculty position at the SJSU Department of Physics and Astronomy.

 Professorship in computational cosmology (AIP/University of Potsdam DE) The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invite applications in a joint appointment.  The professorship at the University is combined with the position as head of the section “Cosmology and Large-Scale Structure” at the AIP. Research in this section is largely based on the performance and analysis of large computer simulations. It focuses on the formation and evolution of cosmic structures, from the cosmos on the largest scales over clusters of galaxies to detailed models of galaxies and the Milky Way complementing the more observationally focussed efforts in the sections “Milky Way and Local Volume”  and “Galaxies and Quasars”.

 

Postdoctoral positions

Astrophysicist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge MA USA) Astrophysicist for Data Systems at the Chandra X-ray Center.  The employee will provide scientific coordination of, and input to, the end- to-end pipeline and operational software design, development, and integration, as well as a leading role in developing the Chandra Source Catalog.

Postdoc in Astrostatistics (CEA Saclay FR)  Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on astrostatistics for a period of 2 years. The candidate should have a strong interest in image processing/statistical techniques and their applications in astrophysics. The research will be carried out within the CosmoStat group at CEA Saclay / Irfu (http://irfu.cea.fr/en/index.php). Part of the work will consist in preparing for the Euclid space mission, to be launched in 2020. The post-doctoral fellow will work on the weak-lensing data processing and scientific analysis, by applying state- of-the-art statistical and image processing techniques developed in the CosmoStat group.

Postdoctoral Position in Cosmology (Universite Savoie Mont Blanc FR) The Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (CNRS/IN2P3 - LAPP) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research position in cosmology in the framework of ASTERICS (http://asterics2020.eu/), a project funded within the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. The postdoc will work within the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project and the Dark Energy Science Collaboration at the interface between science and data management. Several precursor projects (CFHT/Megacam, Subaru/(Hyper)SuprimeCam, DeCAM) are already providing smaller datasets that can serve as training samples to develop and improve the pipelines and test novel computing environments. We are seeking candidates with a good knowledge of the cosmology field and a strong bias toward code development and computing infrastructure optimization. The position is available immediately for a period of two years. The evaluation of the applications (a single pdf file with cover letter, CV including publications, research statement, email addresses of three people who can provide letters of recommendation) will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The application documents as well as further questions shall be directed to Dominique Boutigny, boutigny@in2p3.fr. 



Research associate in astrophysics (London UK) The Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology (ICIC) at Imperial College London seeks a highly motivated researcher for a project ito develop techniques to analyse large-scale structure or weak gravitational lensing data beyond the Gaussian approximation, preferably from a Bayesian perspective.

SAMSI postdoctoral positions for 2016-2017 (SAMSI US)  Six  postdoctoral fellowships are available at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) at Research Triangle NC for two Research Programs in 2016-17, including The Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy Program.  It focuses on the vast range of statistical and mathematical problems arising in modern astronomical and space sciences research, particularly due to the flood of data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands. To cope with the current and future needs of astronomy missions requires concerted efforts by cross-disciplinary collaborations involving astronomers, computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians. The main research areas would include: 1) Astronomical simulations and big data issues, 2) Exoplanets, 3) Gravitational wave astrophysics, 4) High-performance computing, 5) Lightcurve analysis in astronomy. For additional information on this program, please see: http://www.samsi.info/ASTRO and apply for positions at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs?joblist-440-7448.  

Archive Scientist (Space Telescope Science Institute USA)  The Space Telescope Science Institute is seeking a Scientist for our Operations and Engineering Division, Data Processing and Archive Services Branch. DPAS Archive Scientists provide scientific, technical, and computational expertise support in the areas of data processing operations, spacecraft operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, Kepler spacecraft, and future James Webb Space Telescope.

LSST Research Scientists (University of Washington USA) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington is searching for three research scientists to work within a group to help identify and implement next generation astronomical algorithms for the processing of data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. We are seeking talented astrophysicists, computer scientists, and/or software engineers. See related advertisements here and here

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cosmology & Astrophysics (University of Portsmouth UK) The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a senior research associate in cosmology and astrophysics. The research associate will primarily work on the ESA Euclid mission, helping to develop the data analysis pipeline. Possibilities exist to utilize and test these algorithms on current and near-term galaxy surveys. The researcher will be expected to join and contribute to the team working on large-scale structure at the ICG. 

Survey Data Scientist (NOAO USA)  NOAO is the U.S. national center for nighttime ground-based optical astronomy. The NOAO Data Lab is developing infrastructure for efficient exploration and analysis of large datasets such as the MOSAIC z-band and Dark Energy Camera Legacy Surveys   imaging surveys in support of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument.  

ANTARES Postdoctoral Researcher (NOAO USA)  The ANTARES project (Arizona-NOAO Temporal Analysis and Response to Events System) has an open position for a postdoctoral research associate at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson AZ.  The goal of the ANTARES project is to develop a tool to rapidly identify interesting sources from imaging surveys that provide temporal sampling. As the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will trigger tens of thousands of alerts per minute.  it is critical to characterize alerts quickly and identify phenomena with high priority for follow up.

Postdoctoral Scientist in Radio Transients Research (George Washington University USA)  The Department of Physics at the George Washington University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scientist on the search for, and characterization of, transients in low-frequency radio imaging data from various facilities, including the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) and the VLA Low-band Ionospheric and Transient Experiment (VLITE). The research is done with local high performance computing resources.

Skynet Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of North Carolina US) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on a variety of hardware and software development efforts for the Skynet Robotic Telescope Network. Skynet consists of a variety of worldwide telescopes.  Skynet now publishes in peer-reviewed journals once every ~3 weeks, on everything from NEOs to GRBs. The successful applicant will contribute to, and gain experience with, a wide variety of time-domain astronomy.

Postdoctoral position in cosmology (Carnegie Mellon University US)  The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in large scale structure theory and observation. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to become an active member of the McWilliams Center for Cosmology that synergizes research of the Carnegie Mellon Departments of Physics, Computer Science and Statistics.  Carnegie Mellon is an institution member of SDSS-IV and LSST, while faculty participate, including in leadership roles, in multiple collaborations including those associated with SDSS-IV, ACT, HSC, DESI, Euclid, and the LSST.

Post doctoral researcher (National Center for Supercomputing Applications US)  The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana­Champaign is a leading center for simulation and modeling, advanced data­intensive computing and their applications across all disciplines. In the area of Physics and Astronomy, NCSA is the host for the Dark Energy Survey Data Management (DESDM) project and will be the primary archive site for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).The Physics and Astronomy thematic area at NCSA is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a primary focus on quasar research enabled by data science. See also the position here

 

Postdoctoral researcher in supernova science (University of Portsmouth UK) The  Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation will appoint an STFC-funded Postdoctoral Researcher in supernova science in support of their on-going involvement in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Supernova Survey. The position may also support our recent involvement in transient science from the LSST and DESI projects. The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3700-core SEPnet-ASTRO supercomputer (SCIAMA). 

LSST Data Science Fellowship program postdoctoral scholar (Northwestern University US) We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join Northwestern’s CIERA and the leadership of the newly-established LSST Data Science Fellowship Program. This new LSST-focused educational initiative aims to teach the skills required for LSST science that are not easily addressed by current astrophysics graduate programs. This training program will consist of three one-week schools per year. Each workshop may emphasize a particular theme (e.g. image analysis or machine learning) but statistics, data management, software engineering, visualization will be incorporated into all of the workshops.

Postdoctoral positions with the LSST group (University of Washington US)  Up to three full-time postdoctoral level positions are available in the LSST group at the University of Washington working on development of the software for the data management system for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and research of algorithmic problems related to LSST. The LSST will be the largest astronomical survey ever undertaken, and the University of Washington is leading the development of software for real-time analysis of the nightly data streams to enable rapid follow-up of time varying phenomena. See also the positions announced here

Two 4-year postdoc positions in cosmology/data analysis (CEA/Saclay FR) Applications are open for two postdoctoral positions for a period of 4 years in the context of the LENA ERC project relating to the Cosmic Microwave Background, Epoch of Reionization, and Weak Lensing.  This work will be part of the Euclid space mission and will be carried out within the CosmoStat group at CEA Saclay / Irfu outside Paris FR. The post-doctoral fellows will work on the data processing and scientific analysis, by applying state-of-the-art statistical and image processing techniques developed in the CosmoStat group.

Post-doctoral researchers in optical time-domain astronomy (National Central University TW) dThe Graduate Institute of Astronomy at National Central University (IANCU) is seeking qualified candidates for two post-doctoral researchers to work in two different projects.  IANCU is actively participating in the "intermediate Palomar Transit Factory" (iPTF) project and the "Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen" (GROWTH) project. The second position will be focused on the research of variable stars in stellar clusters and local group galaxies. This position requires frequent visits to observatories in Taiwan and around the world for imaging and spectroscopic observations, as well as develop data reduction pipelines.Galaxy clustering in the Euclid galaxy survey (University Roma Tre IT) The Department of Mathematics and Physics in Roma Tre University seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral fellow in preparation for the ‘Euclid’ mission survey. The project aims at developing, implementing and validating statistical tools for the analysis of the spatial distribution of galaxies and to apply them to real and simulated datasets.

 

Postdoctoral fellow/cosmology data-science fellowship (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.  The CDS Fellows will have half their research devoted to a specific cosmology project of the BCCP, working as a scientist in a research group.  The other half will examine the data-science steps needed to accomplish these science goals, and look for approaches to redesigning these steps and make current and future science projects progress faster and more reliable. We are especially encouraging applications in the intersection areas between cosmology, computer science, fundamental physics and astrophysics.

Research associate of astronomy (University of Virginia US) The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia (UVa) invites applications for a Research Associate to work directly with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV). The Survey Operations Software Developer will maintain, document and improve the suite of SDSS operations software. 

Postdoctoral position in computational galaxy evolution (University of Zurich CH)  The Institute for Computational Physics (ICS) at the University of Zurich invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of galaxy formation and evolution starting Sep 1, 2016. The successful candidate will work on the modeling of star formation and feedback processes in high redshift galaxies. Applicants with expertise and interest in numerical simulations, theory, and computation are especially encouraged to apply.  

Postdoctoral position in galaxy morphology (Obsevatoire de Paris FR) The Paris Observatory and Ecole des Mines in Paris are happy to announce a 2-year post-doctoral research position in galaxy morphology / big-data analysis in the framework of the EUCLID collaboration. The postdoctoral fellow will work on a multi-disciplinary project shared between two leading departments in the fields of galaxy evolution and image processing. He will be in charge of investigating and developing innovative methods based on the most advanced machine learning techniques, particularly deep learning, to estimate galaxy morphologies for massive datasets. All applicants should have a PhD degree in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics or Image Processing/Machine Learning.

 

Postdoctoral position in observational cosmology (University of Bonn DE)  The gravitational lensing group at the Argelander-Institut f. Astronomie (AIfA, Univ. Bonn) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in observational cosmology. The successful candidate will join the ongoing optical and infrared KiDS and VIKING surveys.  The main objectives of the surveys are weak lensing and Dark Energy studies. The applicant is expected to take a leading role in the creation of necessary optical and infrared data products as well in the analysis and scientific exploitation of the combined data sets.

Postdoctoral research associate in computational astrophysics (Michigan State University USA) Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in theoretical and computational astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. Responsibilities will include developing and advancing research programs in core-collapse supernova and stellar evolution theory. Experience in large-scale numerical simulation and code development is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to effectively use local and NSF/DOE supercomputing platforms. This position will also involve close interaction with researchers at MSU's new Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.

VIDA postdoctoral fellowship (Vanderbilt University USA) The Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics (VIDA) announces the 2016 VIDA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Candidates with an interest in simulations of data and/or theory, experience with multi wavelength observations, developing novel approaches to data visualization and multi-sensory perception, and/or using large surveys to study cosmology, extragalactic, Galactic, or exoplanet astronomy, are especially encouraged to apply. VIDA research is focused on the emerging area of astro-informatics, which deals with the challenges in analyzing massive datasets, often employs simulation-based methods, and lives at the interface between astronomy, computer science, statistics, and information science. 

Postdoctoral research associate in numerical relativity or computational astrophysics (University of Illinois USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the Illinois Relativity Group. The candidate should have research experience in numerical relativity, computational hydrodynamics or computational MHD. 

Research associate - X-ray analysis of transient sources (Penn State University USA) The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics of the Pennsylvania State University has an immediate opening for a research associate. The position will entail analysis of archival X-ray data and development of algorithms to identify transient phenomena, and the implementation of these algorithms in software for execution on board a future X-ray astronomy mission.

Postdoctoral research position in Big Data and cosmology (University of California Riverside/JPL USA) Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in astrophysics to work jointly at the  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in extracting information from large data sets and in developing new techniques in processing and visualizing data. The areas of interest include (but are not limited to): dark energy, dark matter, formation and evolution of galaxies, large scale structure, computational hydrodynamics, and large galaxy surveys.

Postdoctoral position in astrostatistics (University of Toronto CA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in astrostatistics within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.  The successful candidate will work with Prof Renée Hložek on statistical methods applied to large data sets like those expected from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The main areas of focus will be on the analysis and interpretation of LSST-like supernova data and optimisation of the pipeline and design of large optical transient surveys.

Postdoctoral scholar (Harvard College Observatory USA) The Department of Astronomy at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in extragalactic SED modeling. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Charlie Conroy in the fitting of SED models to large extragalactic datasets. The work will require knowledge of probabilistic modeling, stellar population synthesis, complex data analysis techniques, and significant computational skills.

Data science scholars and postdocs (Northwestern University USA) The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Data Science Scholars.  They will join a university-wide initiative advancing Data Science throughout Northwestern.  Scholars will have joint appointments with the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and Data Science (NICO) -- which coordinates the program -- and in the Department or Center matching their area of expertise. 

Post doctoral fellow and data science fellow (IEEC-CSIC ES) The Observational Cosmology and Extragalactic astrophysics group at the Institute of Space Science in Barcelong seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Fellow and one Data Science Fellow. Our group  participates in several Cosmological Projects: PAUS, DES,  DESI, Euclid and MICE. For the Data Science Fellow, we are seeking for an experienced person (can be IT engineer or postdoc)  to help us with image data reduction and validation and to help develop a  Computer Framework for analysis codes.

McWilliam postdoctoral fellowship in cosmology (Carnegie Mellon Universty 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. 

Science computing specialist (NRC Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics CA)  We are looking for a Science Computing Specialist to support NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) in Victoria, BC. The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is an inter-disciplinary team of approximately twenty scientists, software engineers, and operations staff. This is a 3 years term position.

Astrophysicist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA) This is a Research Astrophysicist in the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and is for the purpose of providing scientific and computing support to the Chandra X-ray Center's (CXC) Operations and Spacecraft Science Division during all phases of the program.  The analysis and interpretation of observational and simulated data, including, but not limited to the proposing, planning, and designing of observing programs, the analysis and interpretation of observations, and the publication of significant results will be required.

Postdoctoral Fellowships (SAMSI USA) The NSF-sponsored Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute invites up to 6 postdoctoral fellows for its 2016-17 cross-disciplinary research program on Statistics, Mathematical and Computational Methods in Astronomy. 

Research Associate in Supernova Cosmology (Lancaster University UK) The individual will work on observational cosmology using distant supernovae, the work will focus on obtaining and analysing real-time spectroscopic observations of high redshift (z > 1) supernovae found in an on-going HST imaging survey, with the goal of measuring the effects of Dark Energy at high redshift. Experience with reduction and analysis of astronomical spectroscopic data is required, preferably including some experience with real-time observation and classification of astrophysical transient objects. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Numerical Relativity or Computational Astrophysics (University of Illinois USA) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the Illinois Relativity Group. The candidate should have research experience in numerical relativity, computational hydrodynamics or computational MHD. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Cambridge UK)  The Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University has a vacancy to work within the Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit (CASU). The survey unit undertakes a range of activities in wide field astronomy including: managing a data processing and archive centre; developing and operating pipeline processing and analysis systems for optical and near-infrared mosaic imaging surveys (including WFCAM, VISTA and VST); current spectroscopic surveys such as Gaia-ESO on the VLT and the upcoming spectroscopic surveys on WEAVE and 4MOST; together with various space mission projects such as PLATO, GAIA, and Euclid. The successful candidate will be responsible for survey support and contributing to the development of the pipeline processing and scientific validation of wide field spectroscopic surveys on WEAVE and 4MOST.

Senior Research Fellow in Data Intensive Science (University of Portsmouth UK) The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a Research Fellow in Data Intensive Science. The ICG is recognised for its world-leading research in large complex data (e.g. SDSS, DES, LSST and SKA), but with the aim of collaboration with other departments and/or business to generate new research/innovation opportunities.  This fellow is to build capacity in this area of research and innovation, drawing on a variety of data rich subjects at the University of Portsmouth beyond Astrophysics and Cosmology e.g. Geographical Information Systems, Intelligent Data Systems, Crowdsourcing, Health Informatics, Operational Research, Bioinformatics and Decision Support Systems.

Pan disciplinary algorithms for data analysis (Univeristy of Hertfordshire UK)  We seek to appoint a researcher to work on our PANDORA (PAN-Disciplinary algORithms for data Analysis) project. Specifically we are interested in the inter comparison of MCMC algorithms for multi-modal densities. The post will investigate the utility of various algorithms in real applications in at least one of the following areas: high resolution radial velocity datasets searching for exoplanets, global soil carbon decomposition in leaf litter and upper atmosphere ice crystal shape analysis.

Postdoctoral positions on Calibration/Imaging Algorithms for the Square Kilometre Array (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute NL) The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for the development of scalable and platform independent algorithms for the calibration, imaging and
analysis of SKA-low visibility data in the context of high-redshift 21-cm observations of the Epoch of Reionization and the Cosmic Dawn (CD/EoR). Work can focus on developing scalable calibration algorithms, scalable imaging and foreground removal algorithms. All algorithms (and their joint pipeline) could be based on existing calibration schemes e.g. developed for LOFAR, MWA,
PAPER, or be entirely new.

Postdoctoral position in planet formation (University of Chicago USA)  Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to study the coupled dynamical and chemical evolution of protoplanetary disk materials at the University of Chicago. The primary focus will be on volatiles and organics.  The position is supported through the “Earths in Other Solar Systems” program, a multi-institutional astrobiology research consortium. The work will be largely computational, requiring proficiency in numerical modeling.

CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowships (Northwestern University USA) The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Areas of special current interest include data analytics relevant to large-scale surveys and/or transient astronomy.  When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.

Postdoctoral Position in Radio Polarimetry (University of Toronto CA) The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on scientific and technical problems related to the Polarization Sky Survey of the Universe’s Magnetism (“POSSUM”), a wide-field radio polarization and Faraday rotation survey about to commence on the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).  The appointee is expected to contribute to the success of the POSSUM project via the development of relevant software, data pipelines and catalog products. 

NRL-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics (Naval Research Laboratory USA) Applications are being accepted for National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at the Remote Sensing Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Research includes observational astrophysics, instrument and algorithm development, and data analysis and interpretation, with emphasis on low frequency astrophysics. On-going research includes galaxy clusters, AGN feedback, searches for high redshift radio galaxies, study of supernova remnants and their interaction with the ISM, extrasolar transient searches, ionospheric remote sensing, receiver development, radio frequency interference excision algorithms, and wide-field/wide-bandwidth imaging algorithms.

Postdoctoral position in Computational Astrophysics (University of Exeter UK)  The astrophysics group at the University of Exeter invites applications for an Associate Research Fellow to work on theoretical and numerical problems related to stellar/planetary physics and evolution. The broad goal of the position is to work on 3D hydrodynamical modelling of stellar/planetary interiors, using a time implicit and fully compressible multi-D hydrodynamical code to describe and understand various processes characteristic of star/planet interiors and evolution. The project will address astrophysical key problems at the heart of investigations in stellar evolution, which require multi-D simulations to be correctly addressed.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Stellar Astrophysics and Galactic Archeology (Australian National University AU)  The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for developing novel modelling of stellar atmospheres and spectroscopy with wide-ranging applications to stellar evolution, first stars, Galactic archaeology, globular clusters, extrasolar planets, asteroseismology, and Galactic chemical evolution. For this fellowship we are especially looking for an energetic and collegial ECR to work on 1) stellar evolution and asteroseismology based on 3D stellar convection simulations and Kepler data and/or 2) the GALAH survey: a one-million star survey to unravel the history of the Milky Way.
Postdoctoral fellowships in cosmology and astrophysics (Kavli IPMU JP) The 

"Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe" seeks to explore fundamental laws of the Universe from a synergistic perspective of mathematics, physics, and astronomy.  We intend to appoint multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions in astrophysics and cosmology. One project is the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey, a 300-night Subaru campaign to give cosmological constraints from weak lensing measured over 1400 square degrees, powerful new statistical measurements of galaxy evolution at all redshifts, and programs aimed at supernovae and AGN studies. Kavli IPMU is also leading the development of the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) which will conduct a BAO, high-z galaxy, and galactic archeology survey after the completion of the HSC program.

Postdoctoral Positions in Software (Princeton University USA) The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University has several open positions within the Astronomical Data Group for software development and support for the acquisition, reduction, analysis and testing of photometric and spectroscopic data from very large surveys. The group is heavily involved in the scientific, management and technical aspects of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, particularly the deep imaging ("data release production") portion of the LSST software.  Other projects include deep, high-resolution, wide-area imaging surveys to study galaxy evolution and weak lensing, building a wide-field multi-object (2390 fiber) spectrograph to be placed at the Subaru Prime Focus and expect to play a role in WFIRST, and using the Advanced Atacama Cosmology Telescope to map the intensity and polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background at a variety of frequencies (ACTPol). Software development and support for these projects will include work on algorithm development (e.g. the determination of Point Spread Functions; optimal processing of multi-epoch, multi-band data; and spectrophotometry with fiber spectrographs); design and implementation of application class libraries; and software engineering (examining the performance and scientific reliability of algorithms, as well as unit and regression testing of complex software systems).
Data Science Fellowship (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) The Space Telescope Science Institute invites applications for the newly established Data Science Fellowship propviding up to three years of support for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher working on innovative scientific studies involving large astronomical databases, massive data processing, data visualization and discovery, and automated classification and clustering algorithms. Emphasis on studies that take significant advantage of the archived datasets held (or planned for ingest) at STScI will be preferred. These data include HST, GALEX & gPhoton, Kepler/K2, PanSTARRS, TESS, JWST, and WFIRST-AFTA. Interdisciplinary approaches to astronomical big data challenges, including facilitating support of a broad scientific user community, will also be considered in the selection process. Access to software development support is likely and collaboration with members of the STScI scientific staff is encouraged.

Post-doctoral Position in Computational Astrophysics (University of Rochester USA) Applications are invited for a post-doctoral/research scientist position in computational astrophysics in the theoretical astrophysics research group at the University of Rochester. The scientific focus includes a range of astrophysical hydro/MHD/plasma topics including outflows and accretion in binary systems and evaporation of exoplanet atmospheres.  The research program combines astrophysics theory, high performance computing, observations and high energy density laboratory experiments.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to both develop and implement numerical tools to model real astrophysical systems and related high energy density laboratory plasma experiments created in pulsed power experiments. The computational group at the University of Rochester developed and uses a state of the art Adaptive Mesh Refinement code AstroBEAR. 

Postdoctoral Position for the Starchive - an Open Access Stellar/Exoplanet Database (Mississippi State University USA) This three year postdoc position specializes in multiple methods of exoplanet detection and characterization including direct imaging, radial velocities, photometry and astrometry. The purpose of this postdoc will be to collect, organize and validate the stellar and exo-planetary parameters, images and spectra that will be placed into the Starchive database at starchive.org. The backend database and the frontend webpages are being developed from the ground-up and are near completion. The postdoc will be encouraged to pursue their own exo-planet or stellar research programs while utilizing the resources contained within the Starchive. 

NRL-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Transient Radio Astronomy (Naval Research Laboratory USA) Applications are being accepted for National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral positions in transient radio astronomy at NRL using the VLA Low Band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment. Researchers are sought who can address both technical and scientific aspects of the project. Technical challenges include pipelined data reduction for the detection and localization of both fast (< 2 s, pre-correlation) and slow (>2 s post-correlation) radio transients. Fast transient detection will benefit from GPU-programming skills, while imaging applications will benefit from experience with ionospheric calibration, RFI mitigation, and wide-field imaging techniques. 

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.  The successful candidate must have experience in computational astrophysical fluid dynamics, preferably including MHD and radiation transfer. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct code development and a broad research program in star formation using a state-of-the-art adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) radiation-MHD code. 
 
Postdoctoral Research Positions in the Institute for Theory and Computation (Harvard University 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. We are, therefore, interested in candidates working in any field related to theoretical and/or numerical astrophysics. 

Postdoctoral Research Positions in 21-cm Cosmology (University of Colorado USA) Applications are invited for 1 or 2 postdoctoral research positions to work on studies of 21-cm Cosmology specifically related to the Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) space mission concept.  For the first position, the successful applicant will work on developing algorithms to extract the sky-averaged 21-cm signal from the Cosmic Dawn epoch in the presence of strong foregrounds using Bayesian statistical approaches such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Nesting Sampling.  Familiarity with similar CMB data analysis techniques (e.g., CosmoMC, PolyChord) will be helpful. For the second position, the successful candidate will contribute to one or more of the following areas: ongoing efforts to design and maintain the end-to-end data analysis/calibration pipeline for DARE, analysis of observations with our ground-based engineering prototype, and interaction with the DARE instrument team to help validate the science instrument for DARE.

Five Postdoctoral Fellowships (Square Kilometre Array South Africa ZA) SKA SA postdoctoral fellowships are tenable at South African universities.  For 2016 SKA SA will consider applications that propose research in areas including: 1.      Radio Pulsars and Fast-Transients: science, instrumentation and data analysis. 2.      Real-time Signal Processing instrumentation for Radio Astronomy, specifically using FPGA and GPU platforms. 3.      Big Data topics relevant to the DOME project (particularly the development of Micro-servers). 

NRL-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics (Naval Research Laboratory USA) Applications are being accepted for National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at the Remote Sensing Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Research includes observational astrophysics, instrument and algorithm development, and data analysis and interpretation, with emphasis on low frequency astrophysics. Topics include radio frequency interference excision algorithms, and wide-field/wide-bandwidth imaging algorithms. NRL researchers use instruments such as JVLA, VLBA, GBT, GMRT, ATCA, Chandra, and XMM. NRL is involved in the Long Wavelength Array, LOFAR, and the VLA Low Band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment
 
NRL-NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transient Radio Astronomy: VLITE (Naval Research Laboratory USA) Applications are being accepted for National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral positions in transient radio astronomy at NRL using the VLA Low Band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment, a commensal, low-frequency observing system on the VLA. The system is currently harvesting >3000 hours per year. Researchers are sought who can address both technical and scientific aspects of the project. Technical challenges include pipelined data reduction for the detection and localization of both fast (< 2 s, pre-correlation) and slow (>2 s post-correlation) radio transients. Fast transient detection will benefit from GPU-programming skills, while imaging applications will benefit from experience with ionospheric calibration, RFI mitigation, and wide-field imaging techniques. 

 Student scholarships

PhD position in astrostatistics (Radboud University NL) Applications are invited for a PhD position in Astrostatistics at Radboud University in the Netherlands. The position is joint between the stochastics group of Eric Cator and the astrophysics group of Gijs Nelemans. The aim of the project is to develop, study and use statistical tools to optimally compare models for the evolution of massive binaries into double neutron stars and black holes, to a wide range of (inhomogeneous) observational data. With these tools we want to determine or constrain the outcome of various uncertain evolutionary processes and validate the model. We also want to develop statistical theory for these new tools in this challenging setting. We are looking for a MSc student with a strong background in mathematics/statistics and an interest in astrophysics. 

PhD Scholarships in Observational, Computational & Theoretical Astrophysics (Swinburne University of Technology 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.

Technology positions

Advanced software IT consultant for cyberinfractructure (Penn State Univ USA)  Penn State's Institute for CyberScience (ICS) seeks a Advanced Software IT Consultant for Advanced CyberInfrastructure for our operations team.  The individual will provide advanced front line support, diagnosis, and resolution for user and user group issues related to scientific software applications; work with research groups to develop and present technical solutions to address their needs; investigate specialized solutions using knowledge bases, white papers and vendor documentation; ensure that user issues are answered in a timely manner; and so forth.  This position typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline and 5+ years related experience.  

Scientific software developer (CEA Saclay FR)  The CosmoStat laboratory in the Astrophysics Division of the Centre des Etudes Atomic at Saclay (near Paris) is looking for a collaborator in charge of software development for scientific data analysis. This position is for up to 5 years.  You will be responsible for conceiving, developing and integrating scientific codes pre-selected by the ground segment of the Euclid space mission, the selection of the algorithms, propose and implement technical solutions to achieve the quality and performance levels imposed by the mission. 

Software engineers (Space Telescope Science Institute USA) The Space Telescope Science Institute has multiple openings for Software Engineers in our Operations and Engineering Division. They will: support the operations and maintenance for the James Webb Space Telescope; assist in maintaining, extending, and developing a suite of software reporting tools; work within a team to help enhance and maintain our Python-based framework for developing astronomical data analysis and calibration applications (e.g. PyFITS, astropy). 

Scientific Programmer-Developer (Carnegie Observatories USA)  The Carnegie Observatories is a non-profit, world-class astronomical institution, with offices located in Pasadena, California and telescopes at Las Campanas Observatories, Chile.  We seek a Scientific Programmer-Developer  to work on a number of computer- and software-related projects supporting the scientific endeavors of the Observatories. Such projects include creating and maintaining data reduction pipelines from our scientific instruments, implementing new algorithms for optimal and efficient use of data. 

Software Developer III (LSST/AURA USA) The LSST Telescope and Site Group (T&S) is looking for an Observatory Control System (OCS) Software Developer III Remote Operations Site (ROS) to complete the design, implementation, and verification of software components necessary for the LSST survey mission.  See related advertisement here

Senior Software Engineer (NOAO USA) NOAO, the U.S. national center for nighttime ground-based optical astronomy, is responsible for acquisition, manipulation, visualization, and analysis of measurements of hundreds to hundreds of millions of celestial objects. Those measurements are extracted from gigabytes to terabytes of raw data obtained every night by world-class telescopes. This position in the NOAO Data Lab group requires a B.S. degree in astronomy, computer science, engineering. 

Senior Software Systems Engineer (NOAO USA)  The NOAO Data Lab in Tucson AZ is developing openly available infrastructure for efficient exploration and analysis of the large datasets being generated by instruments on NOAO wide-field 4-m telescopes, such as the Dark Energy Survey.  This engineer will play a leading role in designing and implementing the large database architecture for the NOAO Data Lab. This position will provide technical leadership for the implementation, and support of, multiple (up-to) Terabyte-scale databases, including high-level software engineering and technical direction.  This position requires a M.S. in astronomy, computer science, engineering. 

Software Engineer Data Processing Specialist (USRA USA) USRA is seeking a Software Engineer Data Processing Specialist (SWEDPS) for the SOFIA program in Mountain View, CA. The SWEDPS will work on the development and maintenance of the data processing pipelines and associated software tools. Experience with python and/or IDL required.

Senior software engineer/architect (CSIRO AU)  

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is constructing a novel wide-field radio telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). Because of the large field of view and huge data rates, ASKAP relies upon a custom large-scale software system running on a 200TF cluster to process the incoming data into scientific data products. The successful candidate will work in the Software and Computing Research Group leading the development of software used for radio astronomical data processing from CASS instruments, in particular ASKAP.

Head of computer group at IRAM/Granada (IRAM FR) IRAM is a leading international institute for millimeter wave astronomy, supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany), and the IGN (Spain). The computer group at IRAM/Granada is responsible for the support of  operations at the 30m telescope, including the control of the telescope and instrumentation, and the handling of the astronomical data. New instrumentation with large bandwidths, multi-pixels, and high sampling rates, put a high demand on synchronization, data processing, and data storage.

Scientific software developed (Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory FR) Applications are invited for a scientific software developer position at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS), in the frame of the FP7-funded ASTRODEEP project. ASTRODEEP is a coordinated and comprehensive program of i) algorithm/software development and testing; ii) data reduction/release, and iii) scientific data validation/analysis aimed at making Europe the world leader in the exploitation of the deepest multi-frequency astronomical survey data.

Scientific Software Engineer (Observatoire de Paris FR) Applications are invited for a position at Paris Observatory devoted to the software development (conception, optimisation) of spectroscopic data analysis modules for the astronomical satellite Gaia data reduction, and the analysis of the results.  Job function: scientific and technical studies, specification, conception and development.  Professional Qualifications : software engineering, development in Java, databases, data analysis techniques, technical english, relational aptitudes. 
IT specialist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA) The Giant Magellan Telescope is a next generation astronomical observatory with the capability to have 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.  SAO is developing the first light instrument called G-CLEF, designed to locate large earth-like exoplanets.  The successful candidate will design and develop instrument control software for G-CLEF, currently in the preliminary design phase. They will also help develop and maintain the end-to-end scientific software system for instrument operations written in C, C++, and Python in a Unix Environment.
IT specialist 15/29 (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA) This is an opening for a software developer in the data systems division of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Science Center to work on the Chandra data archive. Knowledge required for the position includes C/C++, Java, SQL, database design, scripting languages Perl/Python, web development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Unix environment, and experience working with relational database servers, web and JEE application servers.
Astronomy Visualization Specialist (Haus der Astronomie DE) The Max Planck Society (MPG) operates Haus der Astronomie (HdA), a center for astronomy education and outreach, on the campus of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA). HdA produces both educational resources for use in schools and visualizations of recent research results for the general public, including those for use in planetariums. Images and animations include from-scratch visualizations of basic concepts, those based on astronomical image data or spectra, and those based on catalogue and/or survey data. The specialist will create images and animations of astronomical objects and phenomena (flat formats as well as fulldome), think up new ways of visualizing astronomical data (e.g. spectra, or astrophysical parameters), and support scientists in creating visualizations based on their own data. You would also create pipelines, using both standard and generic software, for transforming astronomical input (images and other data formats) into content suitable for flat and fulldome use, and you would help maintain and keep up to date HdA's digital planetarium (includes setting up/testing new software for use in the planetarium).

MIRI Software Developer (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies IE) Two posts posts are available to support instrument characterisation and develop software for the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) for the James Webb Space Telescope due for launch in 2018. They should also have relevant experience with astronomical data processing and knowledge of C++ and a scripting language, such as Python, are advantageous. 

Exoplanet Archive Scientist (California Institute of Technology USA) The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech is the science operations and analysis center for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, providing tools and archives for the exoplanet community. One of these archives is the NASA Exoplanet Archive which collects and serves public data to support the search for and characterization of exoplanets and their host stars and provides tools to work with these data.  The current contents include extensive literature data on confirmed planets and ground-based transit surveys such as SuperWASP and KELT, Kepler pipeline data products, and will expand into K2 microlensing campaign, TESS, the NASA/NSF-Explore initiative, and potential WFIRST exoplanet imaging and microlensing targets. Applicants interested in any area of exoplanet research are invited to apply, but those with observational experience in transits, radial velocity, high contrast imaging, or microlensing are particularly encouraged. The scientist will participate in the development, maintenance and expansion of datasets and tools within the Exoplanet Archive and ExoFOP. 

SKA Computing Lead (SKA Organisation UK) The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a global project to build a multi-purpose radio telescope that will play a major role in answering key questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology.  he SKA Computing Lead is a domain specialist, a technical hands-on leader, but with additional broader duties. The SKA Computing Lead will have significant experience and expertise in some or all of definition, design and implementation of common computing architectures, imaging processing and/or calibration algorithms, monitoring and control systems and data management. The SKA Computing Lead will be the key source of computing knowledge and expertise within the SKA Office.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with methods and algorithms used in radio astronomy imaging and/or in the real-time aspects of controlling a complex radio telescope system.  In addition to the Key Duties outlined below, it is expected that the SKA Computing Lead will engage in design work with the Science Data Processor and Telescope Manager consortia.

Computer Scientist (NIST Gaithersburg MD) At the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the incumbent will identify, evaluate, adapt, and develop software tools for the analysis of scientific and engineering data, particularly ''big data'', and assists scientific and technical staff in the use and application of such tools in the context of their research. A combination of methods may be appropriate, drawing from tools in statistical analysis, pattern analysis, inference systems, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and automated or semi-automated machine learning algorithms. They will serve as general consultant to research staff and may become an active participant in research groups.

Postdoctoral/Project Scientists positions for Big Data Visualisation/Analytics (University of Tokyo JP) We  invite applications to the following new positions at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in the context of analyzing "big data".  We are exploring the new frontier field of statistical and computational cosmology using data from the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey (300 nights in 2014-19) on the Subaru Telescope.  In anticipation of the era of big data, we would like to develop applications which can optimally extract cosmological parameters from the observed data and develop tools to discover trainsients.  We have multiple appointments, and we seek talented individuals with expertise in data visualisation techniques for big data, database management, and/or with skills in web interface development.


[Research scientist - Radio Interferometry Calibration and Imaging Software (CSIRO AU) CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is constructing a novel wide-field radio telescope, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). Because of the large field of view and huge data rates, ASKAP relies upon custom software running on a 200TF cluster to process the data into scientific data products. As the successful candidate, you will be involved in the research and development of calibration and imaging capabilities for world-class radio astronomy facilities – ASKAP, the ATCA, and Parkes in the short to medium term, and SKA in the longer term. You will develop and maintain high quality C++ code for calibration and imaging, contribute expertise to the commissioning and science operations of ASKAP, incorporate novel approaches into the development and delivery of significant research projects, and lead multi-disciplinary teams. You will have a background in developing production quality software for astronomy data processing applications, and have advanced or expert-level software programming skills in C++, Java, or other modern languages.

Scientific Data Associate (National Radio Astronomy Observatory USA) The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) is offering one or more scientific support appointments to experienced interferometric scientists to support the reduction and imaging of ALMA data and the training and support of ALMA research investigators.  These positions are 100% support positions.  Responsibilities include: Provide assistance to observatory users by reducing data, assist in the generation and editing of instructional material for users, and participate in scientific testing of software and procedures. 

Scientific Software Developer on Euclid Mission (Ludwig-Maximilians University DE) The Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich is a partner in the Euclid mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).  The primary goal of the mission is to investigate the nature of dark energy and dark matter by measuring the accelerated expansion of the universe.  LMU is seeking a new team member to develop algorithms and software needed for reprocessing and calibrating external data from ground based projects (including DES) and space based projects (such as WISE) that are needed in combination with the Euclid near-IR and optical imaging to support the science analysis.

Associate Scientist for SOFIA (USRA, USA) USRA is seeking a Associate Scientist is responsible for processing and quality assessment of data from observations taken by science instruments on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. The Associate Scientist is responsible for calibrating the science data, analyzing products of the data processing from science observations, comparing observations of calibrators to predictions to derive calibration factors. 

Analysts and Scientists within Instruments and Operations & Engineering Divisions (Space Telescope Science Institute USA)  The Space Telescope Science Institute has multiple openings for Analysts and Scientists in our Instruments and Operations and Engineering Divisions including: Research and Instrument Analysts, Science Operations Analysts, Archive Analysts, and Archive Scientists. They support research with the Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, and Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope missions. 

Group Leader - Data Aquisition, Analysis & Scientific Computing (Brookhaven National Laboratory USA) The Photon Science Division of NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding Group Leader in Data Acquisition, Analysis & Scientific Computing to establish a cutting-edge scientific computing program in support of experimental data analysis and data management at National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) beamlines. Responsibilities of this position include: (a) leading a group of scientists and engineers to meet the computing needs at NSLS-II beamlines, (b) collaborating with beamline scientists to define and implement the best strategies and approaches in data acquisition, scientific data handling, management, visualization, and analysis for the purpose of enhancing scientific productivity and impact at NSLS-II, and (c) planning and developing scientific data storage and processing strategies that anticipates the growing needs of the NSLS-II.

Astrophysicist (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory USA)  The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) invites applications for the position of Astrophysicist, to serve as deputy to the chief Archive Astrophysicist of the Chandra Data Archive.  The astrophysicist will provide scientific leadership in the development of archive infrastructure and services in order to make ever more powerful data discovery tools, and will conduct research in astronomy, astrophysics and/or data science. 
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2014-2015 jobs

Faculty positions

'Big Data' faculty position (Purdue University) Purdue has identified Big Data as a major thrust for inter-disciplinary research and education. The department of Physics and Astronomy will consider outstanding candidates with an interest in all data-related areas of physics with equal priority given to all areas. Examples of specific fields of interest in existing research groups are astrophysics, biophysics, nuclear physics and particle physics. 

Assistant Research Scientist (Johns Hopkins Univ)  The JHU Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is seeking a research scientist with the vision and creativity to find innovative solutions to the Big Data challenges that these projects entail, as well as the rigor and experience to develop high-quality application software to address these challenges. The  selected candidate will be responsible for the design, development, testing and deployment of the suite of scientific software applications developed in the JHU Physics and Astronomy department.  They will act as the technical lead on the projects they work on, in particular the NSF funded SciServer project, which aims to build a long term flexible, reusable and scalable framework to access to the enormous data sets. 

Two assistant or associate professorships (University of Washington) The Astronomy Department at UW plays foundational role in the Sloan Digital Sky survey, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescopes, as well as data-intensive (eScience) studies. 

Research assistant/associate professor of astronomy (University of Washington) The University of Washington (UW) LSST team is responsible for the development of the algorithms and software that will analyze this nightly data stream (including the detection and characterization of transients, variables, and moving sources). To support this work at UW, we are soliciting applications for a faculty member to lead the LSST data management group at UW, and is expected to play a leading role in the development of the software for the nightly processing of the LSST data (including, but not limited to, the development of algorithms for image subtraction, the detection of transient and variable sources, and the characterization of transient and variable sources) and the application of the LSST Data Management system to simulated and precursor survey data. The ideal candidate is an astronomer with strong interest in large surveys, hands-on experience with development of astronomical software, and the potential to lead a highly skilled team. A PhD in physics, astronomy, computer science or a related field is required. Strong C++ and Python skills, and experience with the development and application of image subtraction techniques to large astronomical surveys is preferred.

Faculty positions in astrophysics (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory)  Several  tenure-track faculty positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Assistant professor in astronomy (University of Texas - Austin)  The position is oriented towards applicants working on stellar archeology/ near-field cosmology, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and star formation on all scales. We are open to all styles of research but have a particular interest in scientists with experience in theoretical studies in close collaboration with observers, in astronomical instrumentation, and in data-intensive astrophysics (science from large data bases).

Faculty position in computational astrophysics (Michigan State University) MSU has a faculty position in computational astrophysics or astrophysical data science of relevance for nuclear astrophysics.  The University is the lead institution of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of the Elements, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Physics Frontiers Center that integrates research in nuclear physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. MSU also has strong astrophysics research programs related to compact stellar objects, chemical abundances, and large-scale cosmological simulations. 

Assistant professors in astronomical instrumentation or data-intensive astronomy (University of Toronto)  The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the University of Toronto invite applications for two tenure-stream appointments.  We seek candidates in astronomical instrumentation or data-intensive astronomy, and also encourage applicants with experience and interest in experimental astrophysics, large database science, and innovative observing techniques.

Assistant professor in astronomy or astrophysics (New Mexico State University) The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Department of Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astronomy or astrophysics.  We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated research record and continuing research programs, observational or theoretical, related to galactic and extra-galactic research (including survey science) or exoplanet research. Strong scientific connections to major current and future facilities, such as SDSS, HST, ALMA, JWST, LSST, etc., are desirable.

Lectureships in astrophysics (Queen's University Belfast) The School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen's University Belfast seeks to make two permanent  appointments at lecturer level (assistant professor equivalent) in the Astrophysics Research Centre.  Main areas of scientific interest include supernovae and transients, extrasolar planets and the chemistry of protoplantary disks, solar physics and solar system physics. Wide-field astronomy and time-domain astrophysics underpin our research interests and future research strategy.

KIAA-PKU faculty positions (Kavli Inst for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Peking University) The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for two faculty positions.  KIAA's programs are focused in four major areas: (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution; (2) interstellar medium, star formation, stellar and planet systems; (3) gravitational physics and high-energy phenomena; (4) and computational astrophysics (N-body, hydrodynamics, and MHD simulations).  KIAA members have access to a variety of domestic and international observing facilities and computational resources (including a GPU cluster). 

Tenure-track position in observational extragalactic astronomy (University of California - Riverside) The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside  (UCR) invites applications for an open-level position in observational astronomy/cosmology.  We are particularly interested in applicants with experience and on-going research programs related to emerging fields or facilities e.g. thirty meter class telescopes, dark energy missions (EUCLID/WFIRST), James Webb Space Telescope, big data, exo-planets.
Faculty positions in astronomy & astrophysics (University of Chicago) The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics of The University of Chicago invites applications for faculty positions in any area of observational, experimental, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. 


Postdoctoral positions  

Two postdoctoral positions in computational astronomy (Mullard Space Science Laboratory UK) The MSSL and University College London are seeking two researchers focused on the development of novel sparse and statistical informatics techniques, and corresponding fast algorithms for high-performance computing, for application to Big Data from SKAPlanck and Euclid. One is for a Research Associate in Inverse Problems involving the recent revolutionary theory of compressed sensing while exploiting high-performance computing architectures.  The other is for a Research Associate in Information Engineering  to develop novel information theoretic techniques (e.g., sparse and statistical signal processing, applied computational mathematics), motivated by their use for extracting scientific information from observational data. The project will initially focus on the analysis of signals defined on the sphere, such as those obtained by Planck and Euclid.

Postdoctoral position in galaxy formation modeling (University of Chicago) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago to work with Professors Andrey Kravtsov on development of novel models for modeling turbulence and stellar feedback in high-resolution simulations of galaxy formation.  This position will involve code development, testing, and carrying out of simulations on parallel platforms. The appointee will also be strongly encouraged to pursue his or her research interests. Candidates must possess a PhD in physics, astronomy, or computer science at the time of appointment. Experience with development and running supercomputer simulations is required. 

Postdoctoral research associates and fellow in cosmology and astrophysics (University of Portsmouth UK) The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint two three year senior research associates and a three year postdoctoral research fellow in cosmology and astrophysics. The research associates will work in cosmology, looking to exploit current and future galaxy surveys. The research fellow will primarily work on the ESA Euclid mission, helping to develop the data analysis pipeline. The research fellow will manage and undertake work to complete the level-3 (final data products, e.g. 2-point statistics) work-package on “galaxy clustering” within the Euclid Consortium. Possibilities exist to utilize and test these algorithms on current and near-term galaxy surveys.  Two postdoctoral positions on fast radio transients (ASTRON NL) The fast, millisecond transients that appear all over the radio sky point to extreme conditions that must far exceed any terrestrial laboratory. Some of these short-lived radio bursts can be traced to one-off pulses from neutron stars, but a handful of other bursts clearly originate far outside our Galaxy, and defy any explanation. We are looking for two post-docs (f/m) to help lead ALERT. In the first position you would spearhead the instrument design, commissioning and scientific exploitation of the ALERT survey with Westerbork. We will design and build the ALERT online and offline detection system, a GPU supercomputing instrument, for scanning the sky for pulsars and fast transients in real time.  We next plan and carry out this all-Northern Sky survey. That should find tens of FRBs and many new pulsars.Post-doctoral research associate (University of Illinois) National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is currently seeking three or more full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates within the Center's Astronomy and Astrophysics Group. Successful candidates will play key roles in research activities of one or more projects related to numerical relativity, multi-messenger astronomy, hydrodynamic simulations of star and galaxy formation, and visualization and analysis of data from both simulations and observationsPostdoctoral positions in computational astrophysics (Lawrence Berkeley Natl Laboratory) The Nuclear Theory and Nuclear Astrophysics Program at LBNL anticipates having postdoctoral fellow positions. In particular, we hope to make an appointment in the area of computational astrophysics, using numerical tools to study the hydrodynamics, radiation transport, neutrino physics, and/or nucleosynthesis occuring in explosive environments such as supernovae and compact object star mergers.Postdoctoral position in numerical galaxy formation (University of California Riverside) The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of numerical simulations of galaxy formation. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Laura Sales in a variety of topics including the structure of galaxies and dark matter halos, dwarf galaxies, Local Group cosmology, and the modelling of star-formation/feedback processes in numerical simulations. Previous experience in the analysis of simulations and/or code-development is preferred but not necessary. Available resources include a medium-size cluster, access to state-of-the-art hydrodynamical simulations of zoom-in galaxies/large cosmological boxes.

Steward Observatory Prize Fellowship in theoretical and computational astrophysics (University of Arizona) The Steward Observatory of the University of Arizona solicits applications for the Steward Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue both independent research and collaborative work with members of the theory group. Theory fellows have high priority access to extensive computational resources including the El Gato cluster at Steward Observatory.Postdoctoral positions in numerical astrophysics and cosmology (Shanghai Jiao Tong University CN) The Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA) at SJTU, ranked in top 5 universities in China, is gearing to become a center of excellence. The CAA is seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions in numerical astrophysics in the areas of cosmology and galaxy formation. Candidates with strong experience in either running cosmological simulations both hydro and N-body, analyzing large cosmological simulations or with strong interests in Semi-analytical modeling are especially encouraged to apply. The CAA is involved in several projects such as ELUCID (series of controlled N-body and hydro-dynamical simulations aimed in Exploring the Local Universe with re-Constructed Initial Conditions) and C4 (large simulations with trillion particles for cosmology and large scale structure studies within the Chinese Computational Cosmology Consortium). Available resources include our institute computer cluster with 1000 CPU cores, access to the SJTU High Performance Computing Center Supercomputer (HPCC) with 5000 CPU cores and to national supercomputer centers with higher capacity. 

Fellowship and postdoctoral research positions in cosmology (Durham University UK) We invite applications for two theoretical and two observational postdoctoral positions (up to 3 years) within the broad area of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Two postdoctoral positions in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology to work in areas of current research at the Institute for Computational Cosmology: numerical simulations of structure formation, large-scale structure including analysis of galaxy surveys, galaxy and cluster dynamics, dark energy, multiwavelength studies of the formation and evolution of galaxies and AGN, the intracluster and intragalactic medium.

Two postdoctoral Associates in Computer-Aided Discovery (MIT-Haystack Observatory) and here The MIT-Haystack Geoinformatics/Astroinformatics Group is expanding its computer-aided discovery efforts to provide scalable machine assistance for big data in geoscience and astronomy. Scientific libraries and toolsets need to leverage parallel computing on multicore processors, clusters, and clouds in order to manage and analyze such vast amounts of data.  MIT Haystack is a world leader in a variety of fields including radio science, very long baseline interferometry (VLBI), and novel software-based instrumentation for geoscience, astronomy, and atmospheric science. 

Postdoctoral positions in theoretical astrophysics (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies) Applications are invited for postdoctoral research positions in theoretical astrophysics. The successful applicant will join the Theoretical Astrophysics research group of Prof. Dr. Volker Springel at HITS and Heidelberg University, which focuses on galaxy formation, star formation and its regulation, dark matter and dark energy, gasdynamical and radiative processes, as well as cosmology. While numerical methods of different kinds (including particle-based and mesh-based techniques) are a primary focus of the group, applicants with strong analytic background are welcome to apply as well.

Postdoctoral position in gravitational lensing and optical survey astronomy (University of Pennsylvania)  We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work on analysis of the Dark Energy Survey, a 5-year, 5-band, 5000-square-degree optical survey that began in 2013.  UPenn makes major contributions to precision calibration, image reduction pipeline and algorithms, measurement of weak gravitational lensing, and cosmological analyses of the lensing and other large-scale structure.  The postdoc will work with Professor Gary Bernstein on some or all of these areas depending on his/her interests and skills. Candidates should have demonstrated accomplishment with challenging data reductions.  Extension of the work to other astronomical surveys will be encouraged.

Postdoctoral position (5 years), weak lensing (CEA-Saclay FR) Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position on Weak lensing and Euclid. The candidate should have a strong interest in cosmology or/and in image processing and statistical techniques.  The research will be carried out within the CosmoStat group (www.cosmostat.org) at CEA Saclay / Irfu. Part of the work will consist in preparing for the Euclid space mission, to be launched in 2020. The post-doctoral fellow will work on the weak-lensing data processing and scientific analysis, by applying state-of-the-art statistical and image processing techniques developed in the CosmoStat group.

Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellows (New York University) The NYU Center for Data Science invites applications for positions as Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellows. They will be expected to work at the boundaries between the data-science methods and domain sciences. They will lead independent, original research programs with impact in one or more scientific domains (natural science or social science) and in one or more methodological domains (computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics). They are also encouraged to develop collaborations with partners at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington. Ideal candidates will have earned a PhD in one of these disciplines with experience in one of the other areas (for instance a PhD in machine learning with applications to biology or a PhD in politics with extensive use of statistical inference).  

CAASTRO postdoctoral researchers (University of Sydney)hereherehere and here Postdoctoral position at the University of Sydney to undertake research as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO). CAASTRO aims to establish Australia as a world-leader in wide-field optical and radio astronomy ... developing innovative ways of processing enormous data sets ... from the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and the Australia Telescope SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP). Positions include research on radio transients, HI absorption line systems, Epoch of Reionisation detection, and Epoch of Reionisation science.  

Postdoctoral research fellowships in galaxy formation and numerical cosmology (Korea Institute for Advanced Study) The School of Physics at Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invites applicants for the postdoctoral research fellow positions in extra-galactic astronomy, galaxy formation, and numerical cosmology. Research topics of interest include galaxy formation and evolution, large-scale structure of the universe, dark energy, and the cosmic microwave background radiation. Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrated an exceptional experience in hydrodynamic simulations of galaxy and large-scale structure formation. 

Postdoctoral position in applied mathematics / extragalactic astrophysics (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)  Applications are invited for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship in Applied Mathematics / Extragalactic Astrophysics at the Paris Institute for Astrophysics (IAP) to explore the early star formation and chemical evolution of galaxies through the development and exploitation of innovative spectral analysis tools. The successful candidate will be expected to develop original, combined data- and model-driven analysis techniques to interpret galaxy observations. These techniques will be implemented in a sophisticated software package. Candidates with previous strong experience in machine-learning (e.g. Gaussian processes) and Bayesian techniques are especially encouraged to apply. Good knowledge of a programming language (e.g. Fortran 2003/2008, C++) is required; basic knowledge of computing environments (e.g. MATLAB, Mathematica) and statistical packages (e.g. STAN, BUGS, R) is highly desirable.
Postdoctoral research positions in GRBs and time-domain astrophysics (Harvard University)  The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics invites applications for up to two postdoctoral research positions to work with Professor Edo Berger in the following areas: (1) Gamma-ray burst physics and applications to high-redshift galaxy studies; and (2) Optical and radio transients. The latter involves characterization of transients and the development of transient classification software. These topics are at the forefront of time-domain astrophysics, an exciting and growing branch of astronomical investigation. 
Lagrange postdoc fellowships (Institut Lagrange de Paris) The Lagrange Institute (ILP) invites applications from scientists with recent PhDs for several Fellowships beginning in 2015. ILP has internationally recognized research programs in theoretical and observational cosmology, (astro-)particle physics, and theoretical and experimental high energy physics. The Institute’s mission is to advance foundational questions on the origin, constituents, dynamics and fate of the Universe through the interplay of theory, computation, and data. Research strengths include (but are not limited to) theoretical and observational cosmology, the cosmic beginning, dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental (astro-)particle physics, quantum field theory and quantum gravity.
CIERA postodoctoral fellowships (Northwestern University) The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.  This year we are particularly interested in the broad areas of large-scale sky surveys science, gravitational-wave data analysis,  galaxy formation and evolution, and planetary dynamics,  but candidates in all areas of astrophysics are encouraged to apply. When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.
Postdoctoral fellowships (Paris Observatory) Paris Observatory solicits applications for four post-doctoral fellowships.  Paris Observatory is one of the largest astronomical centers in the world with 600 permanent staff out of a total of 1000 personnel, and 700 publications per year. Successful applicants are expected to conduct research related to the priorities of the Paris Observatory laboratories, of the Virtual Observatory Paris Data Center, and to highlighted themes including high performance computing. 
Postdoctoral positions in theoretical astophysics (University of Colorado) The Astrophysics Theory Group at JILA/University of Colorado expects to have an opening for one or more Postdoctoral Research Associates. We welcome applications from candidates in a wide range of areas, including high-energy astrophysics, black hole astrophysics, physics of accretion disks and jets, galaxy formation and evolution, and planet formation.  We particularly encourage applications from candidates interested in computational astrophysics using state-of-the-art plasma codes. 

Postdoctoral positions in first star and galaxy formation (Heldelberg University) We invite applications to fill two postdoctoral research positions in the field of first star and galaxy formation, working with Ralf Klessen, Simon Glover, and collaborators at the Center for Astronomy at Heidelberg University in the context of the STARLIGHT project, funded by the European Research Council. In STARLIGHT we investigate the formation of the first and second generations of stars in the universe and early galaxies using high-resolution numerical simulations and theoretical models and we make detailed comparison with observational data from surveys at low and high redshifts. Researchers in the group have access to extensive local and national computing facilities. The successful candidates should have experience in numerical magnetohydrodynamics and astrophysical simulation techniques, or in the theoretical description of physical processes in the early universe. 

SDSS-IV fellow (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory) The SDSS-IV team at SHAO is currently seeking to fill multiple postdoc positions to work on scientific projects based on or related to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV (SDSS-IV).  SDSS-IV will perform three large spectroscopic surveys, called APOGEE, MaNGA and eBOSS, to explore the structure of the Milky Way, the internal structure and formation history of ~10,000 local galaxies, and the expansion history and structure growth across all redshifts to z~3. Applicants who have research experiences with previous SDSS or similar surveys are especially encouraged to apply. 
Postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics and plaentary sciences (Niels Bohr Institute) The Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Groups at the Niels Bohr Institute and the Centre for Star and Planet Formation (StarPlan) seeks highly motivated individuals who will contribute to the development of joint research programs at the interface between astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmo-chemistry.  Candidates with overlapping interests and a solid background in the area of astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills, and/or experience with high performance computing with MHD, radiative transfer, and/or particle-in-cell codes in conventional or GPU-accelerated hybrid architectures will be considered valuable assets. The groups have exclusive access to some of the largest dedicated astrophysics computer resources in Scandinavia, including a brand new general purpose cluster with more than 3000 cores, including 80 Xeon-Phi cards, 120 GPUs, almost a petabyte of storage, and dedicated data analysis servers. 
Postdoctoral positions in cosmology, machine learning and statistics (Carnegie Mellon University) The  McWilliams Center invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University at the interface between Machine Learning, Statistics, and Astrophysics. Applicants should have experience and strong interest in astrophysics as well as experience and/or strong interest in statistics and/or machine learning. Carnegie Mellon is an institutional member of SDSS-III, SDSS-IV, and the LSST, and faculty participate in multiple other collaborations including ACT, DESI, Euclid, HSC, and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration. 
Postdoctoral research position in weak lensing cosmology (Carnegie Mellon University) The Williams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in weak lensing cosmology with Prof. Rachel Mandelbaum.  There are close ties with the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at CMU, and with the nearby University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Carnegie Mellon is a full institutional member of SDSS-IV and LSST.

Jim Buckee fellow in astrophysics (University of Western Australia) ICRAR is looking for a highly motivated scientist to apply for the prestigious Jim Buckee Fellowship in Astrophysics to undertake research in supercomputer modelling of the formation and evolution of galaxies in the cosmic web, and to make predictions that can be tested with next generation radio telescopes such as the SKA.  The project will require expertise in theoretical and computational astrophysics, statistical analysis and high performance computing. 
Computer Science challenge of calibrating the ionosphere over the SKA sky (Leiden Observatory) The International SKA radio telescope will have a major impact on our understanding of the formation and evolution of structure in the universe. However, the compute challenges faced by the SKA project are staggering. One of the hardest problems - also in  terms of computer resources - is how to calibrate the ionosphere to the level required by the science.  The focus of  the  PhD project is to build an ionospheric calibration software test-bed with which we will (i) investigate the complexity of the existing algorithms in space and time, (ii) identify bottlenecks that prevent scaling to larger data volumes, (iii) study how to modify and/or replace (parts of) the existing algorithms to overcome malicious scaling, (iv) design, implement and test such modifications or replacements. The research will be  carried out as part of a collaboration between Leiden Observatory, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) and  ASTRON/IBM’s DOME project.  An important focus are the developments of methods and techniques for the design, implementation and application of advanced computer systems, in particular parallel, distributed and embedded computer systems. 

Postdoctoral fellowship for Euclid cosmological simulations (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) The Observational Cosmology and Extragalactic astrophysics group at the Institute of Space Science seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral fellow. Priority will be given to candidates with a good background on computational astrophysics/cosmology. The candidate is expected to be mainly involved in the the development of cosmological simulations and galaxy mock catalogs for the  ESA Euclid mission.  The fellow will have the opportunity to actively participate in the MICE project working on the development and scientific exploitation of large numerical simulations of structure formation. The group has wide access to local supercomputing facilities: the 10,000 core Marenostrum supercomputer, the 200 core ICE computing cluster, the Port d'Informacio Cientifica, and other high-performance computing facilities. 

Postdoctoral researchers (Harvard University) The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS). IACS was established in September 2010 with the mission of developing an interdisciplinary education and research program in computational science by infusing the curriculum with new courses and student research opportunities that focus on the use of computation to power discovery and innovation. IACS welcomed its first cohort of master’s students in Computational Science and Engineering in the fall of 2013.
Postdoctoral fellowships (Peking University) The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for three KIAA Postdoctoral Fellowships.  KIAA is designed to be an international center of excellence to promote basic astrophysical research. KIAA's programs are focused in four major areas: (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution; (2) interstellar medium, star formation, stellar and planet systems; (3) gravitational physics and high-energy phenomena; (4) and computational astrophysics (N-body, hydrodynamics, and MHD simulations). KIAA members have access to a variety of domestic and international observing facilities and computational resources (including a GPU cluster).
Postdoctoral position in computational extragalactic astrophysics (University of Helsinki) The Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the Theoretical Extragalactic Research Group led by Associate Professor Peter Johansson. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research in one of the fields: cosmological simulations of early-type galaxy formation, merger simulations of disk and early-type galaxies or high-redshift galaxy formation and the formation of the first supermassive black holes. Solid knowledge of theoretical astrophysics and a background in numerical astrophysics with experience in running SPH

and/or AMR simulations are required. In addition, good programming and code  parallelisation skills will be considered highly advantageous.

Postdoctoral position in software (Princeton University) The Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, has several open positions for work on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, and also expects to have one or more positions in the general area of software development and support for the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and testing of photometric and spectroscopic data from very large surveys.  In addition, the Department studies galaxy evolution and weak lensing with Hyper Suprime-Cam, we are part of a consortium building a Subaru wide-field multi-object (2390 fiber) spectrograph, and we use the Atacama Cosmology Telescope to map the intensity and polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background.  Software development and support for these projects will include work on algorithm development (e.g. the determination of Point Spread Functions; optimal processing of multi-epoch, multi-band data; and spectrophotometry with fiber spectrographs); design and implementation of application class libraries; and software engineering (examining the performance and scientific reliability of algorithms, as well as unit and regression testing of complex software systems).  We seek candidates with a PhD or other advanced degree, and expertise in scientific computing, seeking to make hires from as broad a pool of talent as possible.  We have a friendly scientific atmosphere which recognizes that technical innovations are an important intellectual contribution to the science being produced by these surveys.  Applicants should have knowledge of optical or radio astronomy at faint levels, CCD or radio data, handling of large data sets, efficient automated data reduction, and/or image and spectroscopic analysis.  Responsibilities include algorithm development and debugging; evaluating the scientific performance of pipeline code on real data; writing robust, efficient code (primarily on Unix platforms in python/C++); and running and maintaining pipeline code.  Experience in C/C++, python, software engineering practices, and astronomical instrumentation is desirable. 

James Arthur postdoctoral fellowship (New York University) The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at NYU anticipates awarding two James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows pursue independent research projects and work with others in the group as their interests dictate in the following research areas: astrophysics (theoretical and observational), astroparticle physics, cosmology and particle physics.  The Center also has close ties with NYU’s Courant Institute and the Center for Data Science.

Institute for Theory and Computation postdoctoral fellow (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) pAplications 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. We are, therefore, interested in candidates working in any field related to theoretical and/or numerical astrophysics. 



Technology positions

Associate Director for System Science & Data Center (National Optical Astronomy Observatory) NOAO seeks an Associate Director for its new NOAO System Science and Data Center (NSSDC) to harness the talents and interests of an experienced team of 30 scientists and software engineers to shape the future of NOAO data and user services. The mission of NOAO is fulfilled through the acquisition, manipulation, visualization, and analysis of measurements of hundreds to hundreds of millions of celestial objects. Those measurements are extracted from gigabytes to terabytes of raw data obtained every night by world-class telescopes in Arizona, Hawaii, and Chile. NSSDC will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the existing NOAO data store (2 PB and growing). On top of that data store, NSSDC will develop and deploy infrastructure and tools for the exploration and analysis of terascale celestial object catalogs holding millions of objects. In parallel, NSSDC will also develop and deploy a system for parsing and characterizing in near-real-time celestial event streams with rates in the hundreds per second.

Staff position in software engineering (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge MA) The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), a member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), invites applications for a staff position in ground based astronomical  instrument software design and development.  Our ideal candidate has significant experience in motion control, including servo and stepper motor control systems and scientific camera systems.  We support the design, fabrication, operation, and maintenance of  sophisticated instrumentation for the MMT and  Magellan telescopes, and of new instrumentation for the Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory.  

Scientific data analysts (NRAO, Charlottesville) The National Radio Astronomical Oobservatory in Charlottesville, VA is now accepting applications for two Data Analyst positions.  The primary goal of the Data Analyst will be to provide assistance to observatory users by reducing data and assessing data quality, operating a data reduction pipeline, answering questions in the online helpdesk system, assisting with observing script preparation, testing observatory software, and contributing to the data delivery process.

Software engineer data processing specialist (USRA, Columbia MD)  USRA is seeking a full time Software Engineer Data Processing Specialist with a background in observational astronomy or instrumentation. This position will perform calibration of spectroscopic observations from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).  Duties include carrying out data processing (both automated and manual) and quality assurance.  See similar advertisement here.  

Software Engineers (NRAO) The National Radio Astronomical Observatory is now accepting applications for three positions: Software Build and Test Engineer, Software Engineer II (441), and Software Engineer II (262). These positions may be located in Socorro, NM or Charlottesville, VA.  They variously are involved with: Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) development team; web applications for 

 

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2013-2014 jobs

Faculty positions

Assistant Professor in Data Science (George Mason University) Assistant/Associate Professor for LSST (University of Washington) 

Assistant Professor in Statistics (Case Western Reserve Univ)  

Lecturer in computational science (Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences) 

Director, High Performance Research Computing Facility (Johns Hopkins)   

Assistant professor of mathematical sciences (Rochester Institute of Technology) 

CNRS scientific position on LSST (France)  

Tenure-track assistant professor in Mathematical Sciences (Rochester Institute of Technology) 

Assistant Professor Positions (2) in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology- SUNY-Stony Brook 

`Big Data' Faculty Positions (Purdue University)

Associate or Full Professor in Stellar Astrophysics, Exoplanets and/or Astroinformatics (Georgia State University)  

Faculty Positions in Science, Technology, and Innovation (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology   

Assistant Profesor in Astronomy & Astrophysics (University of Chicago)   

Faculty Position: Experimental or Observational Cosmology ... (University of Illinois)  

Tier 1 Research Chair (Saint Mary's University, Halifax CA)  

Tenure track position in cosmology (Virginia Tech)   

 

Postdoctoral positions 

Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (Univ Washington) Postodoctral position in cosmology (CEA-Saclay FR) 

Postdoctoral position on astrostatistics (Statistics, Pontifica Univ Catolica Chile) 

Postdoctoral position in extragalactic astrophysics / observational cosmology (Univ Helsinki) 

Scientific/Technical Staff (National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Univ Illinois)  

Postdoctoral position in observational studies of explosive transient phenomena (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM)  

NRL-NRC postdoctoral fellowship in transient radio astronomy (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C.) 

Postdoctoral researcher (CHPC, South Africa) 

Research scientist (NCSA, University of Illinois) 

J-PAS postdoctoral researcher in photo-z's (CEFCA, Spain)  

Student scholarships

Ph.D. positions in data-intensive statistical science (Oxford Univ & Univ Warwick) 

Technology positions

LSST Data Management Survey Science Lead  

LSST Data Management DevOps Engineer  

LSST Software Developer (Simulations) 

Scientific Software Engineer  

Future LSST positions include: Software engineer (Simulations), Data Management Software Engineer, Data Management Sr. Software Engineer, Observatory Control system Developer, Data Analyst, and Computer System Admin. 

Various positions at Skytree: The Machine Learning Company  

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2012-2013 jobs

Faculty positions

Faculty position, Depts. of Computer Science and Statistics, Iowa State University 

Faculty position in computational science, Virginia Tech College of Science 

Tenure-track faculty positions in statistics, Penn State University 

Multiple faculty appointments in computation- and data-enabled science and engineering, Penn State University 

Postdoctoral positions

Two postdoctoral positions in astrostatistics at University of Rome (Domenico Marinucci)  

Postdoctoral position in Astronomical Data Analysis (UnivEarthsS LabEx program and CEA's CosmoStat Lab

Postdoctoral position in Astrostatistics, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile 

Postdoctoral position on Gaia data processing, Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie 

Postdoctoral Position in Time Domain Astronomy, University of Maryland 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Astrophysics/Cosmology,  Brookhaven National Laboratory 

Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

Neukom Fellows, Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College 

Postdoctoral Positions - Current and future HI Surveys, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science 

Research Fellow in Signal Processing for Radio Astronomy, University of Southhampton 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Advanced Data Analysis for Exoplanets, University of Oxford 

Postdoctoral Research in the Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 

Student scholarships

PhD study in Bayesian astrostatistics, Dept. of Statistics, University of Auckland 

PhD on Bayesian interpretation of stellar clusters, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble 

Technology positions

Systems architect and Project coordinator 

Data Process Developer, Gemini Observatory 

IT Specialist (Applications Software), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory 

Software Developed and IT expert for the German Euclid Data Center