McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cosmology, Machine Learning, and Statistics-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, and Machine Learning and Statistics

The McWilliams Center invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University at the interface between Machine Learning, Statistics, and Astrophysics. Applicants should have experience in statistics and/or machine learning, as well as experience or strong interest in astrophysics.

Successful applicants are expected to carry out research in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students in the McWilliams Center for Cosmology. The McWilliams Center synergizes research in the Carnegie Mellon Departments of Physics, Computer Science and Statistics, and benefits as well from the nearby Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of Pittsburgh Physics and Astronomy Department. Carnegie Mellon is an institutional member of SDSS-III, SDSS-IV, and the LSST, and faculty participate in multiple other collaborations including ACT, Euclid, HSC, and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

Appointments are for 2 years, with renewal for a third year likely, contingent upon satisfactory progress. We provide a competitive salary, research funds, and benefits.

The anticipated starting date is September 2014. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Academic Jobs Online:

For full consideration, all materials should be received by Dec 15, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.