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- Four Postdoc positions in Simons Observatory Data Management
- Postdoc in CMB instrumentation/analysis at CWRU, Dec 1, 2023
- Richard S Morrison Postdoctoral fellowship at CWRU, Dec 1, 2023
- CMB Divisional Fellow at LBNL, Dec 7, 2023
- Phonon Postdoc at LBNL, Dec 1, 2023
- Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, University of Cincinnati, Dec 15, 2023
- PhD in experimental astrophysics at the University of Iceland, Dec 15, 2023
- Postdoc in experimental astrophysics at the University of Iceland, Dec 15, 2023
- Two postdocs in RadioForegrounds+ at SISSA, Dec 15, 2023
- Experimental cosmology postdoc at UIUC, Jan 16, 2024
- Two positions on LiteBIRD at UC Berkeley, Jan 20, 2024
- Assoc. or Asst. Professor in experimental cosmology with low-temperature detectors at QUP, Jan 31, 2024
- CAPS postdoctoral fellowship at UIUC, Feb 15, 2024
- Multiple Postdocs on BROWSEPOL, until filled
Four postdoc positions in Simons Observatory Data Management
The Simons Observatory (SO) Data Management (DM) is looking to hire 4 talented postdoctoral researchers to work on the SO Large-Aperture Telescope (LAT) pipeline development and demonstration on data, including: simulations, low-level TOD analysis, map-making, and systematics studies. The main focus of these positions is to enhance the current capabilities of the SO pipeline to reach the requirements of the Advanced Simons Observatory (ASO) program.
The available positions are:
- Low-level TOD analysis at Yale (contact: Laura Newburgh, [email protected])
- Systematics mitigation at U.Chicago (contacts: Jeff McMahon, [email protected] and Sara Simon, [email protected])
- Analysis and simulations at UC Berkeley (contact: Ted Kisner, [email protected])
- Analysis and Map-making at Princeton (contact: Jo Dunkley, [email protected])
For general questions, please email Simone Aiola ([email protected]).
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Physics Department at Case Western Reserve University to work on CMB instrumentation and/or data analysis. The group is led by Profs. Johanna Nagy and John Ruhl and offers opportunities to work on SPIDER, Taurus, and CMB-S4. Projects can be tailored to suit the interests of the candidate. More information can be found at https://physics.case.edu/nagy/contact/postdoc/.
The The Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group at Case Western Reserve University anticipates offering the Richard S. Morrison Post-Doctoral (Term) Fellowship, open to theoretical and computational cosmologists.
The position is expected to start no later than Oct. 1, 2024 (earlier/later start date may be negotiated). Applications with a CV, publication list, statement of research interests & three letters of recommendation should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/26249. If electronic submission is not possible, paper applications may be sent to “Richard Morrison Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search c/o G. Starkman,” Dept. of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7079 USA. Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis Dec 1, 2024. The position will be open until filled.</p
Information about the research interests of the Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group is on the Department of Physics webpage. Questions may be directed to Glenn Starkman at [email protected]. The successful applicant is likely to be interested in close collaboration with him and other colleagues in theoretical and experimental cosmology, especially Craig Copi, Kurt Hinterbichler, Johanna Nagy and John Ruhl, on CMB data analysis, as well as in collaboration with colleagues at Imperial College London, University of Pittsburgh, and Institute for Theoretical Physics (Madrid) on cosmic topology, CMB anomalies and other large-scale properties of the Universe. Candidates with expertise in Machine Learning or other advanced numerical techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Cosmic Microwave Background Divisional Fellow who will make substantial contributions to the design, construction, operations and scientific analyses of the CMB-S4 project; collaborate with the scientific staff within the Division, the Laboratory and the international community; and supervise postdoctoral fellows and students. The Divisional Fellow position is an approximate equivalent to a tenure track junior faculty position.
The Physics Division invites applications from candidates with a record of accomplishment, creative ability, and outstanding promise in the field of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) cosmology. The appointment will be as a career-track position of up to five years with the expectation of promotion to a career position as a Senior Scientist. Exceptionally qualified scientists can be considered for appointment directly to Senior Scientist.
A successful candidate should have an outstanding and broad program in cosmology with a research focus in the area of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). We welcome applicants with expertise in any of the areas of instrumentation, simulation, data management and/or analysis. The candidate is expected to interact with both the theoretical and experimental communities at Berkeley and beyond and have a commitment to encouraging equity and inclusion. Additional criteria in the search are potential for leadership in the field, ability to mentor early career scientists, and service in the scientific community.
The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on the project titled “Phonon Control for Next-Generation Superconducting Systems and Sensors” under the guidance of the group leader. Their focus will be on the development of two main applications using ultrahigh-frequency phononics tools.
The first application aims to use phonon traps to enhance the performance of superconducting qubits in quantum processors. The scholar will utilize simulations to inform the design of phonon cloaking, collaborate with microfabrication engineers to produce the device, and conduct tests in the lab to assess its functionality.
The second application seeks to improve the performance of superconducting sensors, including Transition Edge and Microwave Kinetic Inductance, for high-energy physics experiments through controlled phonon propagation. Directing phonons in a targeted manner can significantly boost the sensitivity of these systems, potentially transforming fields like the search for low-mass dark matter and paving the way for new applications.
The University of Cincinnati Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The department aims to bring in a new faculty member to complement existing strengths in observational astrophysics and cosmology. The selected candidate will be expected to establish a robust, funded research program that incorporates both undergraduate and graduate student researchers, be an effective teacher for both undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute positively to an inclusive department culture. The ideal starting date for this position is August 2024.
The University of Cincinnati is an urban, R1 public institution with an enrollment of >50,000 students located in the middle of the city. Cincinnati is a growing, lively, walkable, and affordable city. It is also home to Cincinnati Observatory, the first public observatory in the United States, as well as a flourishing arts, music, and festival scene, and dozens of museums.
The Department of Physics supports thriving undergraduate and graduate programs. Areas of active research include astrophysics, high energy physics, condensed matter physics, and physics education research. We are committed to supporting inclusive education and fostering a welcoming environment. We participate in the American Physical Society (APS) Bridge Program, as well as the APS Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance (IDEA) network.
For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Prof. Colin Bischoff, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
A PhD student position in experimental astrophysics with a focus on the development of next-generation microwave telescopes is open for applications. The program will take place within the Physics Department at the University of Iceland. The position is funded for three years with funds from the European Research Council. Among other projects, the PhD student will take a leadership role in the design of a next-generation NASA balloon-borne telescope, designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
A full time postdoctoral researcher position at the Science Institute, University of Iceland with a focus on the development of next-generation microwave telescopes is open for applications. The researcher will join the CMBeam project team which is funded for three years through a grant from the European Research Council.
The Astrophysics & Cosmology Group at SISSA (Trieste, Italy; www.sissa.it/ap) invites applications for two Post-Doctoral Positions with the European Program RadioForegrounds+ (https://research.iac.es/proyecto/radioforegroundsplus/), within the New Horizons Space Program, which will last for three years starting on January 1st, 2024. The aim of the project is to provide the best possible characterization of the physical properties of polarized emissions in the microwave domain, together with an unprecedentedly thorough description of the intensity signal. This legacy information will be essential for future sub-orbital or satellite experiments targeting the B-Mode of Cosmic Microwave Anisotropies for the measurement of Cosmological Gravitational Waves and Lensing.
Positions can start anytime in 2024. The program is coordinated by CSIC-IFCA (Santander), and includes, in addition to SISSA, IAC in Spain, CNRS in France, Universities of Manchester and Oxford in UK. Post-Doc positions will be available at all nodes. Applicants at SISSA are expected to work on the exploitation of current modeling and data analysis for predicting the detectability of B-Modes in forthcoming observations.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in experimental cosmology. The successful candidate will join the research group of Professor Jeff Filippini, as well as the broader Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe (ICASU).
Current opportunities include:
- Analysis of new data from the SPIDER balloon experiment, which observed the CMB and Galactic dust polarization from 90-280 GHz in 2022-23.
- Commissioning of the Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a balloon-borne instrument to measure cosmic star formation history using [CII] line-intensity mapping.
- Development of next-generation cosmic microwave background instruments on the ground (CMB-S4) and balloons (Taurus).
- Related analysis, forecasting, and technology development.
Please contact Prof. Filippini ([email protected]) with questions.
There are two positions open at QUP satellite location at U.C. Berkeley to work on LiteBIRD: (1) a postdoc position and (2) a Project Scientist position. The University ad for the Project Scientist position is linked here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04149. LiteBIRD is a selected JAXA-led CMB space mission that is in pre-phase A currently with collaborating institutions in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. Launch is scheduled for Japanese fiscal year 2032. The Berkeley satellite of QUP is leading the detector and cold readout development for LiteBIRD and both positions are to work in these areas in conjunction with QUP at KEK Japan. The detector arrays will be fabricated at U.C. Berkeley and NIST. The cold readout electronics will be developed at U.C. Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For the project scientist position, please respond to the ad directly. For the postdoc position, please send a CV and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent, both to Professor Adrian Lee at [email protected]. Applications are due 1/20, but interviews can start before that date.
We seek candidates for the rank of associate professor or assistant professor in experimental cosmology and astrophysics using low-temperature detectors. We are interested in outstanding scientists with excellent track records and international recognition. The position is for five years, with the possibility of renewal or promotion to a tenured position(*) based on satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. Salaries are comparable to those at other prestigious institutions. Financial support for starting-up research will also be provided. The appointee will work with one or more of the following PIs in QUP’s low-temperature research cluster: Maurice Garcia-Sciveres, Masaya Hasegawa, Kaori Hattori, Masashi Hazumi, Adrian Lee, and Noriko Yamasaki. Projects in which the PIs are involved include LiteBIRD, low-mass dark matter search with TES, solar axion search, Simons Array, and Simons Observatory.
The Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications from Ph.D. scientists for the CAPS postdoctoral fellowship. This independent fellowship is for 3 years and offers a competitive salary, benefits, and research funds.
This fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out independent research and to be connected with the vibrant research programs in astrophysics at the University of Illinois. Existing research programs at Illinois include the Dark Energy Survey (DES), Vera Rubin Observatory (Rubin) and the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), South Pole Telescope (SPT), and CMB-S4. NCSA leads data management and processing for the DES project with support from the National Science Foundation and is a partner in the construction and commissioning of Rubin. Illinois is an institutional member of the SPT collaboration and participates in the design and planning for CMB-S4.
The selected candidate will be part of the Center for Astrophysical Surveys (CAPS) at NCSA. NCSA is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. There is a strong overlap and synergy between CAPS and the Departments of Astronomy and Physics. More information on CAPS can be found at caps.ncsa.illinois.edu.
Multiple postdocs on BROWSEPOL, until filled
The Cosmology groups at the University of Ferrara (UNIFE), University of Padova (UNIPD) and at the
Observatory of Astrophysics and Space Science of Bologna (INAF), invite expressions of interest for three post-doc positions at each location, for two years.
The positions are funded by the PRIN project “BROWSEPOL: Beyond standaRd mOdel With coSmic
microwavE background POLarization”. BROWSEPOL aims at the theoretical and phenomenological
investigation of fundamental physics signatures beyond the standard cosmological model, including, e.g.,
signatures of parity violation arising in the context of Cosmic Birefringence or in other observables.
The research work will be focused on the development of theoretical models (related to inflationary or late
time universe physics) and new predictions of the corresponding CMB phenomenology, on the
implementation of new analysis techniques to CMB polarization data, as well as on the forecasts for next-
generation CMB experiments focused on B-modes, including SO, CMB-S4 and LiteBIRD.
All the research work will be carried on in strong synergy by the three above mentioned units through
closely connected activities. The successful applicants will benefit from a lively and stimulating
environment at all three locations as they will become part of active cosmology groups composed of
several staff, postdocs, PhD and undergraduate students. The position in Padua
of-the-earth-and-planets/theoretical-astrophysics-and-cosmology) will be supervised by Prof. Nicola
Bartolo ([email protected]), the one in Ferrara (www.fe.infn.it/cosmologia) by Prof. Paolo Natoli
([email protected]) and the one in Bologna (https://www.oas.inaf.it/it/ricerca/m1-it/cmb-it/) by Dr.
Alessandro Gruppuso ([email protected]).
Those interested should write an email to any supervisor above, including a short CV (maximum 2 pages),
a complete list of publications and the names and email addresses of up to three referees who might be
asked to provide a letter of reference.