Postdoctoral Fellow

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Logo Posting Number RTF00028PO18 Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow Internal Title Postdoctoral Fellow Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department CAS Physics and Astronomy Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Type of Grant Funded Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Post-doctoral

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

This position is established in support of expanded research activities. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Steven Rodney on research projects related to gravitationally lensed transients, supernova cosmology, and/or highredshift supernovae. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to engage on a range of projects related to current and future space telescope missions. This includes Hubble Space Telescope surveys such as the Frontier Fields, RELICS (, and BUFFALO (, as well as related projects using the James Webb Space Telescope. This position is funded in part by NASA subcontracts for the WFIRST Science Investigation Team on Supernova Cosmology, and the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to contribute to preparatory science and studies related to the development of the WFIRST supernova mission.

Required Education and Experience

Ph.D. in physics or astronomy.

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Python programming and research experience in the astrophysics topics above are both desirable.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Position End Date Job Open Date 10/23/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy by the start of employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Supporting Documents
  3. List of References and Contact Information
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 12/23/2018
Application Due: 2/21/2019
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