Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology With Galaxy Clustering Data

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)

Pasadena, CA
United States

Job Description

Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology With Galaxy Clustering Data 

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, NASA’s next flagship mission in astrophysics, will be launch-ready in October 2026. The Roman Project Infrastructure Teams (PITs) have sustained funding to partner with the Science Centers in developing the infrastructure needed by the community to pursue Roman’s ambitious science goals. Caltech/IPAC is home to the PI (Yun Wang) and several Co-Is and Collaborators of the Roman Galaxy Redshift Survey (GRS) PIT. Dr. Wang is also the co-lead of the Euclid Galaxy Clustering Science Working Group (GC SWG); Euclid was launched in July 2024, and is highly synergistic with Roman. We seek two postdoctoral scholars to join the Roman GRS PIT team as Roman Junior Scientists, as well as members of the Euclid GC SWG, with work focused on developing robust and advanced analysis tools to maximize the science return from the galaxy clustering data from Euclid and Roman.

Experience with the analysis of galaxy redshift survey data is highly desirable. The successful candidates will also be encouraged to pursue their own independent research programs. 
The applicant must have received their Ph.D. no more than three years ago, and have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics prior to the start date of the position. The application must include: 

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Publications list
  • Statement of research experience and interests (1-3 pages) 
  • Three reference letters should be emailed directly by the references to the same email addresses as the applications. 

Application should be sent to [email protected]. The review of applications will begin on March 30, and continue until the positions are filled.

Each postdoc position has a 3-year term, renewed annually upon satisfactory performance, subject to the availability of funding. Answers to frequently asked questions by Caltech postdocs can be found at 

Hiring Range

Starting at $69,000 per annum

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, and more. Non-benefit eligible employees will have access to some benefits such as onsite counseling and sick time. Learn more about our benefits and staff perks

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Disability Accommodations

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 17
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 30