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Postdoctoral positions with CCAT-Prime at Cornell
Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
The CCAT Prime Group at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, and the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University is seeking up to three Research Associates to work in Observational Cosmology using the CCAT-Prime observatory starting in the summer of 2019. The positions require a Ph.D. and 3-4 years’ experience in Astrophysics, Physics, or a related field. Additional expertise in cosmology especially with experience in instrumentation, data analysis, and/or numerical simulations is desired. Successful candidates will work within the CCAT-Prime group at Cornell University which includes Professors Nicholas Battaglia, Terry Herter, Michael Niemack, Dominik Riechers, Gordon Stacey, and Rachel Bean.Learn more

Two Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmic Microwave Background Cosmology at FSU
Deadline: Jan 11, 2019
The Department of Physics at Florida State University invites applicants for two postdoctoral research positions in Cosmic Microwave Background cosmology. Appointments will begin in Fall 2019 or sooner. The positions are jointly supported by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Postdoctoral Scholar Program and an NSF-funded grant to develop data analysis techniques for the next generation of CMB experiments. Associate Professor Kevin Huffenberger will supervise the positions.

The researchers should expect to work on algorithm development for map making and power spectrum estimation, data analysis for Advanced ACT, pipeline development for Simons Observatory, and forecasts and preparation for CMB-S4. Other ongoing projects relate to polarization foregrounds for B-mode measurements, Sunyaev-Zeldovich stacking and cross-correlation, and CMB lensing.

The FSU astrophysics group has other strengths including studies of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence simulations and the physics of supernovae. We support collaborations throughout the group.

The Dean's Scholar Program requires the teaching of one course per year, which allows the participants to gain practical teaching experience.Learn more

Postdoctoral Position in Instrumentation for mm/submm Astronomy/Cosmology
Review begins Sep 30, 2018
We are seeking to hire a postdoc to participate in the development of millimeter and submillimeter detectors. The successful applicant would split time between two projects:

1) Development of superconducting kinetic inductance parametric amplifiers for 20-110 GHz, with applications for spectroscopy, interferometry, and wide-field continuum and spectroscopic mapping. See Nature Physics vol 8, p. 623 (2012).

2) Development of technologies for continuum imaging in the 30-420 GHz range, possibly higher, for the study of CMB polarization, galaxy clusters via the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, and dusty sources such as dusty, star-forming galaxies and star forming regions and the ISM in our galaxy, including

* microstrip-coupled titanium nitride kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs)
* crystalline and amorphous silicon as a dielectric for KID capacitors and superconducting microstripline
* multiscale phased-array superconducting antennas for mm/submm wavelengths

For more details, see Ji et al, Proc. SPIE, 9153: 915321 (2014), doi:10.1117/12.2056777.Learn more

Postdocs in Experimental Cosmology at Argonne NL
The High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the experimental cosmology group. Our group focuses on studies of the cosmic microwave background as part of the South Pole Telescope collaboration, including developing state-of-the-art instrumentation and data analysis for cosmological studies. Successful applicants will have opportunities for leadership roles in the analysis of data from the SPT-3G receiver on the South Pole Telescope, as well as in technology development for future CMB experiments (including CMB-S4). They will have access to multiple test and fabrication facilities, the latter involving close collaboration with the Materials Science Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials, as well as the opportunity to collaborate closely with the computational cosmology group. Interactions with other groups in the High Energy Physics division, Fermilab, and the University of Chicago are highly encouraged.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field before the position begins. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit a cover letter, research statement, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Short-listed applicants will be asked to also complete the form at (job ID #404667).