BCCP Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow--Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) and Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC)

The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) and Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for BCCP and TAC Postdoctoral Fellows, with an anticipated start date in summer or fall 2021. BCCP Fellows are expected to carry out independent research on topics of their choosing in cosmology. TAC Fellows can pursue research in any area of theoretical astrophysics. Fellows positions will be for two years with the possibility of a one-year extension. Applicants responding to this ad will be considered for both the BCCP and TAC Fellowships, and will also be considered for grant-supported postdoctoral positions with BCCP and TAC members.

The Fellows will have the opportunity to interact and work with the broad spectrum of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology researchers in the Berkeley Astronomy and Physics Departments, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The experimental and observational programs at Berkeley include supernovae, black holes, extra-galactic astronomy, galaxy clustering, weak lensing and cosmic microwave background, and multi-messenger astrophysics including gravity waves, in addition to a broad theoretical astrophysics and cosmology research program. The Fellows will also find a rich data-science environment at UC Berkeley and LBNL, with world-expert researchers in both computer science/statistics and domain science aspects of this emerging field. Information on the BCCP's current activities and membership may be found at the BCCP's website: bccp.berkeley.edu.

Basic qualifications: All Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree by the start date.

Salary range: $60,000-$70,000

Diversity Statement: BCCP is interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.

Family friendly statement: UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16893. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit updated curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests by December 1, 2020. Applicants please ensure your letter writers provide their letters of recommendation by the same date.

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.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters. The position will remain open until filled. For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Melissa Barclay at mbarclay@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae - updated curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Bibliography
  • References: 3 letters of reference required