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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW - Department of Physics - #00089151

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department

Department of Physics

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, Benefit Eligible

Job Description
Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral search associate position at Missouri University of Science and Technology(S&T) in Rolla, MO in the USA. The position has a particular emphasis on modeling emission-line galaxies for ongoing and forthcoming surveys such as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, working closely with Dr. Shun Saito and other staff of the Physics Department. The successful applicant is expected to work mainly on a project directly relevant to the DOR FAIR grant for which Dr. Shun Saito and Dr. Hearin (Argonne National Laboratory) lead. The main goal of the project is to develop a simulation-based framework and associated codes to model emission line galaxies targeted in ongoing and forthcoming surveys such as DESI.

60% of the time for their own research directly related to the DOE FAIR project, and 30% if time the applicant will collaborate with other team members or mentor students in the DOR FAIR project. In each of the time, they will spend 80% of their time (i.e., 48% and 24%, respectively) to implement and code a modeling of emission line galaxies and to analyze the simulation with the codes, white the rest of the 20% (i.e., 12% and 6% respectively) will be devoted to writing papers or preparing and making presentations. Applicants are expected to spend the rest of the 10% to organize meetings and seminars in Dr. Saito's group.

We are seeking a highly motivated applicant who has obtained or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or related fields. Proven experience in one modern programming language is a requirement for this position.

  • PH.D in Physics, either obtained or requirements completed by start of the appointment
  • Modern Programming Language
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous Experience with cosmological simulation data
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Management of large astronomical datasets
  • Cosmological application of machine learning
Other Information

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Job Title POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW - Department of Physics - #00089151

Job ID 49534

Location Rolla

Department Physics

Job Family Teaching & Research Faculty

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 11/22/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled


Missouri S&T II

Designated as both a land-grant and space-grant institution, Missouri S&T has a rich academic tradition dating back to its founding in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. From 1964 to 2007, the institution was named University of Missouri-Rolla, or UMR. The name change in 2008 reflects S&T’s mission as one of the nation’s leading technological research universities.

The university currently enrolls over 7,000 students and is home to more than 350 faculty, many of whom are recognized as among the top performers in their respective fields. Missouri S&T is frequently commended as a leading institution for career placement and return on investment and a top destination for engineering majors. Under the leadership of Chancellor Mohammad Dehghani and Provost Colin Potts, Missouri S&T is pursuing three primary “North Star Goals” in the coming years: growing enrollment, elevating the university’s rank and reputation, and advancing to an R1 Carnegie Classification.

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