BCCP Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow positions

The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for the BCCP Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in the summer or fall of 2015. The BCCP Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in cosmology. We are especially encouraging applications in the intersection area between cosmology, fundamental physics and astrophysics. The position is for three years. In addition to being considered for the BCCP Fellowship, applicants will also be considered for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with BCCP members. Information on the BCCP’s current activities and membership may be found at the BCCP’s website: bccp.berkeley.edu.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact and work with the broad spectrum of researchers in the Berkeley Astronomy and Physics Departments, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The experimental and theoretical cosmology programs at Berkeley include supernovae, galaxy clustering, weak lensing and CMB.

Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics or a related field before their appointment start date. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

To apply, submit a copy of your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00561 by December 1, 2014. At least 3 letters of reference should also be submitted by the same date.    For further inquiries contact BCCP directors Uros Seljak at useljak@berkeley.edu, Oliver Zahn at zahn@berkeley.edu and Saul Perlmutter at saul@lbl.gov. For inquiries of administrative nature, contact Melissa Barclay at mbarclay@berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

UC Berkeley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Benefits are included.