This page is for advertising positions related to CMB research broadly defined, e.g., postdocs, faculty, laboratory and technical positions. To post positions, please send the description and link to C. Reichardt.
- QUP Postdoctoral Fellowship at KEK or Berkeley, Apr 30, 2022
- Postdoc position in mm/submm detector development at Caltech, Apr 1, 2022 or until filled
- Richard S Morrison Postdoc Fellowship at CWRU, Jan 2 – May 1, 2022
- Postdoctoral Fellowships at Florida State University, Mar 15; Jun 1, 2022
- Postdoctoral fellow in instrumentation for CMB experiments at Stockholm, Jun 15, 2022
- Professorship in Astrophysical devices at Cologne, Jun 15, 2022
- South Pole Telescope winterover, until filled
- South Pole science machinist, until filled
- BICEP winterover scientist, until filled
We are seeking candidates who are interested in our broad range of sciences and engineering. Our postdoctoral fellows are for three years with the possibility of a 2-year renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs, and provided with salaries comparable to those at other prestigious institutions. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the time the appointment begins. We may offer a higher position, at the rank of assistant professor, for five years with the possibility of a 2-year renewal to outstanding candidates. Each appointee will receive financial support for starting-up research, and have opportunities to work with 13 initial PIs who are active in experimental cosmology, experimental and theoretical particle physics, data science, electromagnetic analyses, and device engineering. More information on their research activities can be found at the end. As a WPI research center, QUP is designed to establish an international environment where more than 30% of researchers are non-Japanese. English is the official language of QUP. We will build a diverse community of scientists, and we strongly encourage female and international applicants. About 40% of initial PIs at QUP are female.
QUP’s broad area of research led by 13 initial PIs include superconducting detector development and implementation to the LiteBIRD satellite, “Project Q,” a new project for new particle searches (including theoretical studies,) super rad-hard detector development and implementation to accelerator-based projects etc., development of new quantum field measurement systems beyond existing quantum sensors,a new device with quantum-field Casimir effects, innovation in analog-digital-mixed ASICs design, applications of machine learning to cosmology and particle physics, advancing systems engineering and systems science through projects at QUP.
The LiteBIRD mission was selected by JAXA in 2019 and is scheduled to fly late this decade. The detector systems are baselined to be delivered by the U.S. and will be partly funded by QUP. The Low-Frequency Telescope (LFT) will be integrated in Japan, and the Middle- and High-Frequency Telescopes (MFT and HFT) will be integrated in Europe. The positions can be predominantly in the U.S. or in Japan.
We are seeking to hire a postdoc to participate in the development of millimeter and submillimeter detectors. The successful applicant would have the opportunity to work on the development of detector technologies for continuum imaging and low-resolution spectroscopy in the 30-420 GHz range, possibly higher, for the study of CMB polarization, galaxy clusters via the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, thermal sources such as dusty, star-forming galaxies and star forming regions and the ISM in our galaxy, and spectral line emission, including:
- microstrip-coupled titanium nitride and aluminum 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
The position is expected to start October 1, 2022 (earlier/later start dates may be negotiated). Applications containing a CV, publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/20769. If electronic submission is not possible, paper applications may be submitted to “Richard Morrison Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search c/o G. Starkman,” Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7079 USA. Review of applications will commence on a rolling basis on Jan 2, 2022. The position will be open until filled. Please keep this in mind when submitting application materials, as we expect this to occur in advance of the posted deadline.
Information about the research interests of the Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group can be found on the Department of Physics webpage. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Glenn Starkman at [email protected]. The successful applicant is likely to be interested in a focused collaboration with him, the current Morrison Fellow, Yashar Arkami, and colleagues at CWRU, Imperial College London, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics (Madrid) on cosmic topology, CMB anomalies and other large-scale properties of the Universe. Candidates with expertise in Machine Learning and/or other advanced numerical techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.
Florida State University invites applicants to the Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which covers all academic fields. This program is dedicated to enhancing and diversifying the academic pipeline to faculty careers.
In Prof. Kevin Huffenberger’s group, work on cosmology and astrophysics includes projects related to CMB B-modes, foregrounds, large-scale structure cross-correlations, mm-wave compact sources, and transients. We work in collaboration with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4.
Potential applicants should contact Kevin Huffenberger ([email protected]) to learn more about the program and request an internal nomination letter. There are two selection rounds with deadlines of 15 March 2022 and 1 June 2022. Decisions follow the deadlines shortly and selected fellows can initiate their appointments as soon as possible.
The principal aim of CMBeam is to advance aspects of cryogenic optics for millimetre wavelengths. Efforts include the construction of a state-of-the-art cryogenic holography facility for the purposes of testing optical systems of current and future experiments. This infrastructure will facilitate calibration efforts for upcoming CMB experiments such as the Simons Observatory and enable the development of optical measurement techniques that are critical for next-generation experiments.
The 1st Institudte of Physics (PH1) is a founding member of the CCAT-prime Submillimetre Observatory/FYST telescope in Chile, which will carry out large-area surveys of the universe and interstellar matter in the Milky Way, in nearby galaxies, and in distant galaxies starting 2023. Our objective is to fundamentally enhance the PH1 instrumentation program with the installation of this new Professorship in Astro- physical Devices. The successful candidate will take over the lead of laboratories responsible for device development including the microstructure laboratory, with the goal to establish a program that will result in breakthrough developments in technologies required for future generations of instrumentation (e.g., large format cameras, ultra-broad-band spectrometers), and to expand PH1’s key role in new and future observatories. The education of students in physics and astrophysics is another expected part of the responsibilities of this professorship, as well as a committed engagement in academic self-governance.
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 twelve months, is required. The position begins in November 2022 and ends in November 2023.
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 1/15/23 and ends 11/30/23.
The BICEP winter-over scientists will start work in fall 2022 and deploy to the South Pole via New Zealand in late October or early November. They will remain at the South Pole through the Antarctic winter, until November 2023. Once the austral summer team leaves the site in February 2023, the two-person winter-over team is responsible for maintaining and operating the BICEP telescopes while science data is being recorded.
The BICEP3 and BICEP Array telescopes represent an investment of approximately $30 million and 50-person years of effort by a collaboration of more than 30 people. The team plans carefully for every eventuality and many spare parts are kept on site. Nevertheless, the possibility for failure due to human error exists and has occurred in the past. Poor judgment or decision-making could result in the experiment being interrupted for the remainder of the winter season, resulting in major implied costs and loss of scientific competitiveness. The winter-over scientists will receive considerable support and guidance via internet and satellite telephone communications. Nevertheless, these roles requires exceptionally stable individuals who are self-motivated and able to communicate and take direction well.