Cosmology Postdoctoral Positions: closing date 1 November 2013

The AIMS cosmology group has funding for one or more postdocs with a start date between between March and November 2014. The focus of the group is the nexus between observations and theory, with a particular interest in astrostatistics and machine learning algorithms and while we will accept applications in any field of cosmology we particularly encourage applicants with expertise in statistical cosmology.

The successful applicant(s) will be encouraged to participate in science with SALT, MeerKAT, the CHPC and the SKA.  AIMS cosmology group faculty (Profs Bassett, Kunz and Dave’) are involved in many different surveys including the Dark Energy Survey, MeerKAT, SALT, Planck, EUCLID, CANDELS and others.

AIMS is located right next to the Muizenberg beach in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and is becoming a major hub for astronomy and cosmology. AIMS itself is part of the Next Einstein Initiative which aims to found 15 such centres throughout Africa. AIMS has a very vibrant visitors program and supports research in biophysics, financial mathematics and the foundations of computation in addition to astronomy and cosmology.  The successful applicant(s) will have the chance to supervise AIMS MSc projects including those at the Ghana and Senegal AIMS branches.

Interested applicants are welcome to direct informal enquiries to Bruce Bassett at Formal applications should include a CV, statement of research interests and the names and contact details of three referees and should be sent to Rene January (

The closing date for applications is 1 November 2013 but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.



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