CMB-S4 Jobs
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This page is for advertising positions related to CMB research, e.g., postdocs, faculty, laboratory and technical positions. To post positions, send description and link to C. Reichardt.

Lederman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Physics at Fermilab
Deadline: 2019/10/18
The Lederman Fellowship at Fermilab is intended to attract exceptional postdoctoral candidates who have demonstrated outstanding ability in research and who, in addition, have a strong interest in education and outreach. Lederman Fellows are free to choose any area in Fermilab's broad experimental program for performing their research, including CMB-S4. In recognition of Leon Lederman’s commitment to the teaching of physics at all levels, Fellows are also expected to participate for a fraction of their time in education. An example would be the "Saturday Morning Physics" program or other outreach. Candidates not selected for the Lederman Fellowship may be considered for other Research Associate opportunities at Fermilab.Learn more and apply

Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology at LBNL
Deadline: 2019/10/18
The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2020 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology.

The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research and it has a long tradition of advanced computational research and detector development. Our experimental portfolio encompasses high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), neutrino physics (DUNE), direct detection of dark matter (LZ, low-mass searches), Mu2e, data-driven and experimental cosmology (DESI, DES, eBOSS, LSST, Type Ia Supernovae), CMB (Simons Array, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4), and Quantum Information Science. For an overview of the research activities see Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the active research programs, subject to funding availability.

The Fellowship honors Berkeley Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, who, together with Emilio Segrè, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis, discovered the anti-proton at the Berkeley Bevatron in 1955.Learn more and apply

Cosmic Microwave Background Instrumentation for the LiteBIRD Satellite
Review begins Aug 15, 2019.
The University of California San Diego is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to work on cosmic microwave background (CMB) science, primarily instrumentation development for a future satellite mission. The LiteBIRD CMB satellite mission ( was recently selected by ISAS/JAXA as a large strategic mission to launch in the 2020s. UC San Diego's Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences ( is contributing cryogenic detector and readout instrumentation to the satellite. Funding for development of this hardware is for two years, with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and will be familiar with astronomical instrumentation.

The CMB program at UC San Diego ( is also part of the leadership of the ground-based experiments POLARBEAR and the Simons Observatory. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work on aspects of these project, and with the other faculty at UC San Diego working on experimental and theoretical issues in CMB science, including Brian Keating, Raphael Flauger, Daniel Green, and George Fuller.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Kam Arnold at more

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cosmology at Harvard
Deadline: Dec 1, 2019
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position starting in the Fall of 2020 or before in the field of theoretical/numerical cosmology to be based at the Physics Department at Harvard University. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Prof. Cora Dvorkin and will interact with the rest of the physics and astrophysics community at Harvard University.

The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to carry out research broadly related to testing fundamental physics with cosmological data. The duration of the postdoctoral appointment is up to three years, with renewable one-year terms.Learn more and apply

South Pole MAPO Machinist
The South Pole Machinist operates and maintains the MAPO machine shop, which is located in the Dark Sector Laboratory of the NSF Amundsen-Scott research station at the South Pole in Antarctica. The Machinist works as part of a team to provide on-site machinist services to scientists and engineers from several universities. A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months, is required. The position begins 1/15/20 and ends 11/30/20.Learn more and apply.

SPT-3G 2020 Winter-Over (two positions)
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) Winter-over will be a member of a two-person crew located at the NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station in Antarctica. The crew will be responsible for the hands-on maintenance and operation of the SPT. The crew will participate in the preliminary analysis of the astronomical data and is an integral part of the SPT collaboration. A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months, is required. The position begins in December 2019 and ends in November 2020.Learn more and apply.