Pomona College

PUI, Liberal Arts College

Jorge Moreno

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College seeks applications for one LSSTC Catalyst Postdoctoral Fellowship. Theorists and observers are welcome to apply. 

On the theory side, the fellow could closely work with Jorge Moreno; and use FIREbox, a new state-of-the-art cosmological simulation, to investigate topics related to nearby low-mass galaxies, and the structure of the Milky Way stellar halo. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work closely with Moreno’s collaborators, including Philip Hopkins (Caltech) and Robyn Sanderson (Penn). On the observational side, the fellow could work closely with Philip Choi to engage in high-cadence, follow-up studies of various transients.  In connection with collaborators at JPL and Caltech, that group has most recently been implementing synthetic tracking techniques to investigate fast-moving Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), both independently and in support of ZTF and Pann-STARRS surveys.  The fellow will also have opportunities to co-mentor undergraduate students and participate in our departmental Diversity-Equity-Inclusion efforts.

Pomona College in Claremont, California is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college and the founding member of the Claremont Colleges Consortium. The college has approximately 1600 undergraduates and 200 faculty members, with a long history of strong academic programs and vigorous student-faculty research. Excellent facilities and technical support for both teaching and research are available, including a 1-meter optical telescope located on a JPL facility in the San Gabriel Mountains; a new Sky-Skan full-dome, 3-D Planetarium; and our on-campus Brackett Observatory. The department has a strong technical support staff, including a machinist, an electronics technician, and a lab director.



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