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.
- Staff Physicists at Argonne National Laboratory, Oct 31, 2021
- Postdoc at Michigan State University, Sep 1, 2021
- Postdoc in Experimental Cosmology at Caltech, Sep 1, 2021
- Staff scientist in Experimental Cosmology at Caltech, Sep 1, 2021
- Fellowship at NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions, Sep 21, 2021
- Postdoc at University of Ferrara, Sep 30, 2021
- Chamberlain Fellowships at LBNL, Oct 17, 2021
- Tenure track Assistant Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago, Nov 5, 2021
- Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Kavli IPMU, Dec 1, 2021
The Caltech experimental cosmology group seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar to advance CMB observations and technology for BICEP Array and CMB-S4. The BICEP-Keck program is producing deep CMB polarization measurements and placing field-leading constraints on Inflationary B-mode polarization. The newest BICEP Array stage of the program is funded and currently in implementation. When fully fielded, BICEP Array will operate over 30,000 detectors in 6 frequency bands, deploying and observing over the next 5 years from the South Pole. The project has begun joint observations and analysis with the 10m South Pole Telescope to improve measurements of gravitational lensing that are essential for stronger constraints on Inflationary physics. Candidates will play a leading role in designing, testing, fielding, and analyzing data from the new BICEP Array receivers. The highest frequency receiver will demonstrate new TKID technology being developed at Caltech/JPL for large, highly-multiplexed CMB arrays. Candidates may choose to join local efforts towards the CMB-S4 project, including developing new detector arrays. The successful applicant will have access to data accumulated to date from the BICEP-Keck program, as well as access to collaborative programs with the South Pole telescope covering a wide range of scientific topics. .
The Caltech experimental cosmology group seeks a Staff Scientist to advance CMB observations and technology for BICEP Array and CMB-S4. The BICEP-Keck program is producing deep CMB polarization measurements and placing field-leading constraints on Inflationary B-mode polarization. The newest BICEP Array stage of the program is funded and currently in implementation. When fully fielded, BICEP Array will operate over 30,000 detectors in 6 frequency bands, deploying and observing over the next 5 years from the South Pole. The project has begun joint observations and analysis with the 10m South Pole Telescope to improve measurements of gravitational lensing that are essential for stronger constraints on Inflationary physics. Candidates will play a leading role in designing, testing, fielding, and analyzing data from the new BICEP Array receivers. The highest frequency receiver will demonstrate new TKID technology being developed at Caltech/JPL for large, highly-multiplexed CMB arrays. Candidates may choose to join local efforts towards the CMB-S4 project, including developing new detector arrays. The successful applicant will have access to data accumulated to date from the BICEP-Keck program, as well as access to collaborative programs with the South Pole telescope covering a wide range of scientific topics
The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) is one of the inaugural NSF AI research institutes. The IAIFI will enable physics discoveries and advance foundational AI through the development of novel AI approaches that incorporate first principles from fundamental physics. AI is transforming many aspects of society, including the ways that scientists are pursuing groundbreaking discoveries. For many years, physicists have been at the forefront of applying AI methods to investigate fundamental questions about the Universe. Further progress will require a revolutionary leap in AI, as both the complexity of physics problems and the size of physics datasets continue to grow.
The goal of the IAIFI is to develop and deploy the next generation of AI technologies, based on the transformative idea that artificial intelligence can directly incorporate physics intelligence. IAIFI researchers will use these new AI technologies to tackle some of the most challenging problems in physics, from precision calculations of the structure of matter, to gravitational wave detection of merging black holes, to the extraction of new physical laws from noisy data. IAIFI researchers will also transfer these technologies to the broader AI community, since trustworthy AI is as important for physics discovery as it is for other applications of AI in society. To cultivate human intelligence, the IAIFI will promote training, education, and outreach at the intersection of physics and AI. In this way, the IAIFI will advance physics knowledge – from the smallest building blocks of nature to the largest structures in the Universe – and galvanize AI research innovation.
The Cosmological Physics and Advanced Computing (CPAC) Group in the High Energy Physics (HEP) division at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a highly qualified candidate in the area of cosmic microwave background (CMB) instrumentation and data analysis to contribute to current projects including SPT-3G and CMB-S4, as well as to develop future opportunities.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in physics or related fields and appropriate postdoctoral experience. Areas of technical expertise include cryogenic receiver design and operation, superconducting detector and readout system design and implementation, CMB receiver integration and commissioning, and CMB data analysis ranging from low-level processing, instrumental systematics verification to cosmological constraints. Experience with high performance computing and AI/ML expertise would be helpful. A demonstrated record of student and/or postdoctoral mentorship and proposal writing, along with strong oral and written communication skills, is highly desirable. The selected candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment within CPAC, HEP division, and Argonne National Laboratory, and with academia and other national laboratories. CPAC hosts wide-ranging programs in theory, modeling, and simulation and in experiment and observation focusing on optical and CMB surveys, including CMB-S4, DES, DESI, Rubin Observatory’s LSST, SPHEREx, and SPT-3G.
Michigan State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) Experiment, with additional work on the forthcoming CMB-S4 project. The recently-deployed (2018) SPT-3G receiver will provide maps of Cosmic Microwave Background intensity and polarization with unprecedented sensitivity at small angular scales, enabling a wide variety of science, in particular the measurement of the properties of light relativistic particles such as neutrinos in the early universe. MSU plays a leading role in the SPT experiment in data analysis and participates in the project at all levels.
The successful applicant will work in the research group of Prof. Nathan Whitehorn. The position will include analysis of data from the SPT-3G receiver recently deployed to the telescope, as well as forecasting and pipeline development for the forthcoming CMB-S4 project.
The Cosmology group at the Department of Physics and Earth Science, University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy, invites expressions of interest for a fixed-term staff position* from outstanding candidates with a strong research record in cosmic microwave background (CMB) and large scale structure (LSS) data analysis and interpretation. The research topics include: pipeline development for next generation CMB experiments, cross-correlation of CMB data with large-scale-structure surveys, likelihood analysis, cosmological model building and investigation of fundamental physics with upcoming cosmological datasets.
The Cosmology group at UNIFE is active on several complementary aspects of the research in cosmology, covering a wide range of activities, from cosmo-particle projects with a mostly-theoretical flavour to the development and validation of data analysis pipelines. The group is deeply involved in several scientific collaborations such as LiteBIRD, Euclid, LSPE, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4.
The Physics Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announces the competition for the 2022 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology.
The Physics Division pursues a broad suite of experimental research. It has a long tradition of advanced detector development, computational research (including a strong focus on machine learning) and a new initiative in quantum information science (both quantum computing and quantum sensing) and microelectronics. Our experimental portfolio encompasses high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), neutrino physics (DUNE), direct detection of dark matter (LZ, TESSERACT), Mu2e, experimental cosmology (DESI, Rubin Observatory DESC, Type Ia Supernovae), CMB (Simons Array, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4). Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the active research programs, subject to funding availability.
The Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, together with research institutes and centers including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute, is conducting a search at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The search is open to all subfields of experimental and theoretical physics. Please see the announcement (https://apply.interfolio.com/89616) for more information and to apply. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. If applicants would like to be considered for appointments in 2022, they are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by November 5, 2021.
The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) invites applications for the Kavli IPMU postdoctoral fellowship program. We intend to appoint several positions in astrophysics and cosmology with 3-year terms.
The mission of Kavli IPMU is to explore fundamental laws of the Universe from a synergistic perspective of mathematics, physics, and astronomy. Kavli IPMU is a leading institute of the ongoing Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) imaging survey (https://hsc.mtk.nao.ac.jp/ssp/) and the upcoming Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) survey (https://pfs.ipmu.jp/) with the 8.2m Subaru Telescope. Faculty members at Kavli IPMU are actively involved in experiments such as the Vera Rubin Observatory LSST, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4, and the LiteBIRD satellite mission.
Topics of investigation at Kavli IPMU include theoretical and observational cosmology, galaxy evolution, optical transients (supernova), numerical simulations, quasar studies, high-energy astrophysics, and multi-messenger astronomy. Large computing resources are available at Kavli IPMU and on the national level. Fellows have access to proprietary-period data of Subaru HSC and PFS. Fellows can apply for observing time on facilities available through the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), including the 8.2m Subaru Telescope, ALMA, Keck and Gemini Telescopes through the Subaru Time Exchange program. Kavli IPMU provides a stimulating and supportive environment for junior scientists to grow with its mentorship program, large group of postdoctoral scholars, and interdisciplinary research opportunities with scientists from particle physics and mathematic