Postdoctoral Research Associate

UW Physics

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Position in Computational/Theoretical Cosmology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoc position in computational/theoretical cosmology to begin in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will work with Dr Moritz Munchmeyer to develop new methods to exploit the large influx of complex cosmological data for fundamental physics. Such methods will be based on new computational tools, in particular Machine Learning, and/or exploit new data, especially from the Simons Observatory and VRO/LSST. Candidates with experience in computational methods (e.g. machine learning, N-body simulations) or CMB analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The initial postdoctoral appointment is for two years, renewable up to three years depending on performance and funding. Applicants should have completed a PhD before the anticipated start date in Fall 2021.

Moritz Munchmeyer will be joining UW Madison as Assistant Professor in Jan 2021. UW Madison has an active and growing cosmology group with theorists and observers ( and expects to hire several new postdocs in cosmology this fall.

To apply to this position, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests at You will be asked to provide the contact information for three individuals who can separately send letters of recommendation. The position will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by 17 December, 2020. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Moritz Munchmeyer (

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.