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James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) at NYU anticipates awarding a James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship to start in September 2020, subject to the availability of funding.  James Arthur Fellows pursue independent research projects and work with others in the group as their interests dictate. Selection will be based on evidence of the potential to make important contributions in one or more of the following research areas: astrophysics (theoretical and observational), astroparticle physics, and cosmology. Submitted applications will be also considered for postdoctoral openings supported by individual astrophysics faculty.

The CCPP is a center designed to pursue astrophysics, cosmology, and particle physics in a unified setting that encourages broad interaction between these disciplines. Within astrophysics, the faculty of the CCCP pursue observational and theoretical cosmology, large astronomical surveys, intensity mapping, astroparticle physics, exoplanets, high energy astrophysics, time domain astrophysics, supernovae, and numerical astrophysics. Within particle physics, the faculty of the CCPP pursue particle theory, gravity, cosmology, string theory, and experimental particle physics. The activities in the center encourage the interchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary collaboration among these areas.

Members of CCPP participate in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV and V projects, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project, the SphereX satellite, the Las Cumbres Observatory, and the Pierre Auger collaboration. 

Postdocs benefit from the lively atmosphere of the Center and a vigorous visitors program.  The CCPP also has close ties to the nearby Flatiron Institute Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), with weekly joint group meetings in several different research areas and other areas of cooperation.  Members of the CCPP also collaborate closely with NYU’s Courant Institute and NYU’s Center for Data Science.

Appointments are usually for three years. Exceptional candidates will be considered for longer term appointments. Those proposing to come with funding from outside fellowships will be eligible for continuation of their appointment. A research and travel budget is provided.

Your complete application must include a CV, publication list, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation; the names of the people who will be submitting letters of recommendation should be listed in the application. The application should be submitted via below the CCPP Online Application System.

CCPP strives to further NYU’s mission as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from a diverse set of candidates.

Complete applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive top priority.

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