Several postdoctoral researcher positions are available at the recently
established Energetic Cosmos Laboratory (ECL http://ecl.nu.edu.kz) headed by Nobel Laureate
George Smoot at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, the capital of
Kazakhstan. ECL conducts research in cosmology and the transient sky
(gamma ray bursts, fast radio bursts, ultrafast astronomy)
through developing theoretical models and probes, advanced statistical and
computational techniques of data analysis, and new instrumentation. The
current hardware efforts focus on a rapid response telescope with
multichannel camera for gamma ray burst science and optical SETI and new
cryogenic detectors including MKIDs for both CMB and optical surveys;
data analysis efforts focus on preparation for analyzing and interpreting
CMB, GRB, FRB, DESI, and LSST data. We are particularly interested in
candidates with hardware or software expertise. Theorists with direct impact
on these areas are welcome to apply.
Postdocs at ECL have the opportunity for working visits to partner labs
at UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, APC Paris, or
other labs in Asia. The starting date can be between March-September 2018.
The working language of ECL and NU is English. NU is a modern research
university, located next to the site of World Expo 2017, with strong ties
to Berkeley and Paris universities. The ECL currently has four postdocs
and aims to more than double in size. Exceptionally qualified candidates can
be appointed at the research scientist or project scientist level.
Applicants should email a single PDF file containing curriculum vitae, list of
publications, short statement of research interests and plans related to the
ECL program, and at least three names and contact information for
references to [Log in to view email].
Applications will reviewed as they come in.
ECL postdocs in Cosmology Instrumentation, Data Analysis, and Theory
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