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Research Assistant Professor

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for three letters of reference. All materials should be sent via email to janewman@pitt.edu with "Surveys" included in the subject line. This position is fully funded for five years, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon the availability of resources. Inquiries should be directed to Jeffrey Newman (janewman@pitt.edu). Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2015; the position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Research Assistant Professor
Department Name 13206-Physics & Astronomy
Position Number 0080523
Position Details

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at 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 and should be capable of contributing to the development of pipelines for dark energy analyses with LSST. The position will be based jointly at the Center for Simulation and Modeling and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. 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 anlaysis of large datasets. The successful candidate will also be able to pursue their own research program. Expertise in machine learning techniques, high performance computing, data science, and/or performance optimization would be valuable. Department faculty participate in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration, the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, and Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument projects. Applicants should provide a CV, publications list, and a statement of research interests, and arrange

Application Process

for three letters of reference. All materials should be sent via email to janewman@pitt.edu with “Surveys” included in the subject line. This position is fully funded for five years, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon the availability of resources. Inquiries should be directed to Jeffrey Newman (janewman@pitt.edu). Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2015; the position will remain open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

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Date Posted 02/18/2016
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Contact Person Jeffrey Newman
Contact Email janewman@pitt.edu
Contact Phone