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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

Postdoctoral opportunities with the South Pole Telescope
Deadlines: Oct 19 - Dec 15, 2018
The SPT collaboration is seeking multiple postdocs (>5) to work on a range of topics, including analysis of new SPT-3G data, simulations, theory, instrumentation, and detector development. These positions are at multiple institutions across the SPT collaboration, and have deadlines between October 19 and December 15, 2018. For more details, go to: more

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities in astrophysics & cosmology at Stanford/SLAC (KIPAC)
Several different postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are now open at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University and SLAC. A full listing of the opportunities and further information is here:

KIPAC is searching broadly for a number of postdoctoral fellowships in computational, experimental, observational, and theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, including the Kavli and Porat Fellowships as well as possible positions with individual PIs. Applications for these positions are accepted through AJO, with a deadline of November 12, 2018:

We are pleased to announce a new four-year postdoctoral fellowship in cosmology (broadly defined) jointly between KIPAC and the University of California, Santa Cruz. This fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out independent research and to be connected with the vibrant cosmology programs at both Stanford and UCSC, which are located 45 miles apart. Applications are accepted through AJO, with a deadline of November 12, 2018:

We strongly encourage applicants to the Panofsky Fellowship: This is a five-year fellowship at SLAC, open to all scientists with research interests aligned with the SLAC program, including research in all of the leading Cosmic Frontier surveys (DES, DESI, LSST, and CMB-S4) as well as theoretical and computational cosmology. The Panofsky Fellowship provides a pathway to a continuing staff appointment at SLAC, and provides generous research support including funding for a postdoctoral researcher. Applications are accepted through AJO, with a deadline of November 30, 2018:

We are pleased to announce a new program, PRISM (, to encourage graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider postdoctoral work at Stanford. We particularly encourage students to apply for this opportunity one year before they are planning to apply for postdoctoral positions (e.g., this year we encourage students who plan to apply for positions in Fall 2019 and finish their PhDs in 2020).

Postdoc in Cosmology at UC Davis
Apply by Nov 15, 2018 for full consideration
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral appointment in the research group of Professor Lloyd Knox at the University of California, Davis, Department of Physics. The successful candidate will conduct research in cosmology, to include analysis of data from SPT-3G and BICEP Array and will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the group, the SPT and BICEP collaborations, members of the broader cosmology group at UC Davis, and Professor Ethan Anderes of the UC Davis Department of Statistics.

Women and minority candidates are urged to apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Please direct inquiries to more and apply

Theoretical Physics Professor @ Yale
Due Date: Nov 17, 2018
The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty position in theoretical physics. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, at time of hire and is expected to lead an internationally recognized research program at the forefront of any area of theoretical physics, and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Yale provides an engaging and vibrant research environment with many opportunities to interact and collaborate with outstanding theoretical and experimental colleagues across all subfields of physics and beyond.

For further information about the position, contact Professor Simon Mochrie, Professor Jack Harris, co-Chairs of the Theoretical Physics Search Committee (, or Professor Paul Tipton, Chair of the Physics Department ( more

Postdoctoral positions in cosmology at Illinois
Deadline: December 21, 2018
Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in experimental, numerical, observational, and/or theoretical cosmology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to begin in August 2019. Outstanding applicants will automatically be considered for the Fortner Postdoctoral Research Associateship.

Research in cosmology in the departments of Physics and Astronomy at UIUC and at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications includes the early universe, CMB, dark matter, structure formation, numerical cosmology, galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution, cosmological data analysis, and instrumentation development. Faculty members include Peter Adshead, Brian Fields, Jeff Filippini, Gil Holder, Felipe Menanteau, Jesse Shelton, Matt Turk, and Joaquin Vieira. Researchers are active in many experiments, including the Dark Energy Survey, LSST, SPIDER, BICEP/Keck, the South Pole Telescope, and STARFIRE, as well as in the development of future ground-based, balloon, and satellite projects.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).

Postdoctoral Scholar in experimental/observational cosmology at Cornell
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Scholar to pursue experimental/observational cosmology research in the Cornell Physics Department. The successful applicant will collaborate with Professor Michael Niemack and other faculty on research related to cosmic microwave background (CMB) and sub-millimeter astrophysics measurements. Opportunities include developing and testing superconducting detector arrays, optical technologies, and analytical tools for the upcoming Simons Observatory ( and CCAT-prime ( projects as well as helping to acquire and analyze data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope ( and other observatories.Learn more and apply