Postdoctoral Research Associate (Physics/Astronomy)

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Baylor University
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In-Person Location(s)

Waco, TX
United States

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Physics/Astronomy)


Job Identification: 15662


Job Description:


What We Are Looking For:


The Department of Physics at Baylor University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of observational cosmology and time-domain astrophysics. Applicants will work with Prof. Benjamin Rose to build the necessary tools and methods to take advantage of current and next generation experiments designed to probe cosmology. We are committed to building a group that is inclusive and representative of our community. For this reason, we strongly encourage applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the fields of physics and astronomy.


What You Will Do:


A successful candidate will work with Prof. Rose on the Roman Space Telescope and the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Potential research topics include next generation pipeline development, photometric calibration of infrared telescopes, new techniques in statistical and image analysis, cosmology with Type Ia supernovae, developing follow-up strategies of variable and transient sources, innovative methods in image analysis for large surveys, and studies of astrophysical contributions to cosmological signals. Participation in some of the Roman Space Telescope, and the Rubin Observatory LSST DESC collaborations while at Baylor is expected.


More information on Prof Rose's research can be found at


These positions have an initial appointment for two years, renewable upon mutual agreement and availability of funding. The position can begin immediately, but is expected to begin by the start of the Fall 2024 semester. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment in astronomy, physics, or a relevant field. Applicants should prepare a cover letter, a current CV with a list of publications, a research statement of less than three pages describing past accomplishments and research goals, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how their scholarship and experience would contribute to an inclusive community.




• PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field

• Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts and presentations

• Conduct research design and oversee experiments

• Develop and establish experimental procedures

• Prepare and manage extensive databases

• Develop and implement research quality control procedures

• Analyze data and prepare reports; develop recommendations based on results

• Verify the accuracy and validity of data

• Work with highly technical and complex research instruments

• Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission

• Ability to comply with University policies

• Maintain regular and punctual attendance


What You Can Expect:


Compensation & Benefits


As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, and tuition remission. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to


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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Mar 28
Application Deadline
2025 Mar 27