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LSST Data Science Fellowship Program Postdoctoral Scholar
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6755
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

We invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join Northwestern’s CIERA and the leadership of the newly-established LSST Data Science Fellowship Program. The postdoctoral scholar will divide their time equally between conducting a competitive research program of their own choosing involving data science in astronomy/astrophysics, and developing this new LSST-focused educational initiative.

The LSST Data Science Fellowship program aims to teach the skills required for LSST science that are not easily addressed by current astrophysics graduate programs (i.e. to enhance and not replace the current physics based curricula). This training program will consist of three one-week schools per year and will teach participants the appropriate skills, interleave hands-on applications using precursor data so that the training will be directly applicable to a student’s research, and will create an online resource that can be used by the broader astronomical community (i.e,. a curriculum with associated teaching materials). Each workshop may emphasize a particular theme (e.g. image analysis or machine learning) but statistics, data management, software engineering, visualization will be incorporated into all of the workshops. Besides lectures, the workshops will emphasize group projects so that the majority of the work is hands-on.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong survey science background and data science skills, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to fostering active skill development within the astronomical community. The postdoctoral scholar will divide their time equally between this exciting educational initiative, and conducting a competitive research program of their own choosing involving data science in astronomy/astrophysics. Duties related to the Fellowship Program itself include the development and curation of curriculum materials in collaboration with the LSST Data Science Fellowship Program leadership team, coordination of instructors for school sessions, and facilitating the school sessions themselves.

The postdoctoral scholar will be employed by Northwestern University (CIERA), co-funded by Northwestern and the LSST Corporation (LSSTC); the successful candidate will be mainly based at Northwestern and will work with the Program participant and CIERA director Vicky Kalogera, but will also work closely with the LSST Data Science Fellowship Program Director Lucianne Walkowicz and spend time at the Adler Planetarium (also in the Chicago area).

The postdoctoral scholar will benefit from the academic environments of both institutions, as well as opportunities to engage with the public through the Adler Planetarium’s active programs. Scholars will receive a competitive salary and benefits, and will be employed for a term of three years.

Outstanding candidates interested in this program should submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6755. Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Applications must include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. Applications received by January 15th, 2016 will receive full consideration, but early submissions are most welcome and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.



Northwestern University invites applications for Data Science Scholars and Postdocs
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6160
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

Data Science Scholars will join a university-wide initiative advancing Data Science throughout Northwestern. Scholars will have joint appointments with the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and Data Science (NICO) -- which coordinates the program -- and in the Department or Center matching their area of expertise. Scholars will be appointed to two-year terms (potentially renewable for a third year) and will start as soon as possible. Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $70,000, competitive benefits, and an individual research budget of about $10,000 per year.

We anticipate to eventually reach a steady-state of 6-8 Scholars and Postdocs appointed at any time, allowing ample opportunities for collaboration and intellectual growth. Scholars will be appointed across a number of research areas including, but not limited to, astronomy, biology, marketing, materials science, medicine, and sociology. The successful applicants will have a unique opportunity to expand their domain-focused research portfolio, and simultaneously establish their reputation as leaders in the exploding field of Data Science and Analytics. To this end, Scholars and Postdocs will be offered opportunities to develop and express their leadership potential. For example, Data Science Scholars will be expected to be catalysts for interactions relating to Data Science that span disciplines, such as co-leading training activities for graduate students, postdocs and faculty, and co-organizing symposia or workshops that will bring academic and industrial experts to campus.

Outstanding candidates interested in this program should submit applications electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6160. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Applications must include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the above address. Applications received by December 1st, 2015 will receive full consideration, but early submissions are most welcome. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.



Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5868
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University expects to offer several postdoctoral positions in astronomy and astrophysics starting in Fall 2016.

These positions will be part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern, and successful applicants will benefit from interaction with a broad interdisciplinary group of researchers.

Of particular interest this year are candidates who will work with Prof. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère on galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation, stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the connection with the intergalactic medium), with Prof. Vicky Kalogera on single and binary star modeling and supernova progenitors, with Prof. Yoram Lithwick on planetary dynamics, planet formation & astrophysical fluids (such as accretion disks), with Prof. Fred Rasio on the modeling of dense star clusters, or with Prof. Farhad Yusef-Zadeh on the Galactic Center, star formation in the Galaxy, AGN activity, and radio & submm data reduction (e.g., VLA and ALMA).

Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the above address. Applications received by December 1st, 2015 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please clearly state which postdoctoral positions you are applying for in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.



CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowships
Northwestern University - CIERA
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3112, USA
Postal Submissions: Attention: Gretchen Oehlschlager at address above.
Online Submissions (Preferred): https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5867
Questions: CIERA@northwestern.edu

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University invites applications for Center Postdoctoral Fellowships.

CIERA Fellows have the opportunity to pursue an independent research program and benefit from a diverse and dynamic intellectual environment. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

Areas of special current interest include: galaxy formation and evolution (including star formation and stellar feedback, black hole-galaxy co-evolution, and the galaxy-intergalactic medium connection); evolution of single and binary stars; dynamics of dense star clusters; planetary dynamics, planet formation and astrophysical fluid dynamics (including accretion disks); the Galactic Center and observational studies of Galactic star formation and AGN activity in the radio and sub-millimeter regimes (e.g., with VLA and ALMA); and data analytics relevant to large-scale surveys and/or transient astronomy.

When appropriate, interdisciplinary connections are welcome (e.g., to computer science, applied math, planetary sciences, astrobiology, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering). In addition to astrophysicists, we encourage applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the above fields who are interested in switching to astrophysics and/or applying their knowledge from another field to astrophysical problems.

Fellowship appointments will be for a three-year term starting in September 2016. The annual stipend is $67,000 and the positions come with a competitive benefits package and a research budget of $15,000 per year.

Applications should include a CV (including a list of publications with the most important 1 to 3 publications indicated with an asterisk), a three-page statement of research accomplishments and plans, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (preferred) or sent to the above address. Applications received by December 1st, 2015 will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Please state that you are applying for the CIERA Postdoctoral Fellowship in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for other Northwestern astronomy-related postdoctoral positions simultaneously, submit a single copy of your application materials and specify all positions in your cover letter. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. requirements prior to appointment.

Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Included Benefits:
Information about benefits - http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.