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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.
LBNL Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline is October 15, 2018
The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2019 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology.
The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research including high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), Mu2e, neutrino physics (DUNE, ProtoDUNE, Daya Bay), cosmology (DESI, DES, eBOSS, LSST, Type Ia Supernovae), direct detection of dark matter (LZ, low-mass searches), CMB (Simons Array, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4), and Quantum Information Science. We also have a long tradition of advanced detector development and advanced computational research. Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the above programs, subject to funding availability.
The Fellowship honors Berkeley Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, who, together with Emilio Segre, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis, discovered the anti-proton at the Berkeley Bevatron in 1955.Learn more and apply
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Short-listed applicants will be asked to also complete the form at https://www.anl.gov/hr/postdoctoral-applicants (job ID #404667).
Postdoctoral Scholar in experimental/observational cosmology at Cornell
Review will begin Aug 26
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 (simonsobservatory.org) and CCAT-prime (www.ccatobservatory.org) projects as well as helping to acquire and analyze data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (act.princeton.edu) and other observatories.Learn more and apply
South Pole Winterovers
Open until filled.
There are several winter over positions open:
South Pole MAPO Machinist - Apply online at:
BICEP3 2019 Winter-Over - Apply online at:
SPT-3G 2019 Winter-Over - Apply online at: