Postdoctoral Research Associate - Astrophysics/Cosmology (6527)
Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, NY

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The Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral position as Research Associate in astrophysics/cosmology. This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics or astronomy. A strong background in cosmology is required and focus on theory or data analysis of large-scale structure is preferred, but all exceptional candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will have access to data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) experiment and to extensive large-scale computing and technical resources at the laboratory. This position comes with competitive salary, travel allowance, and benefits.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is developing a program in cosmology, following a long tradition of strength in particle and nuclear physics. The program includes near-term cosmology projects BOSS and Dark Energy Survey (DES), as well as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Applications should be received by November 19, 2012 to be given fullest consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in September 2013, or sooner. when electronically applying for this position, please include (in one document) a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, and a brief description of research interests. After electronic submission of application, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to anze@bnl.gov (preferred), or by mail to Dr. Anže Slosar, Physics Department, Building 510A, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000.

Under the direction of T. Ludlam, Physics Department. BNL policy states that research associate appointments may be made to individuals who have received their doctoral degrees within the past five years.

BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

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