Postdoctoral Research Positions in Experimental and Observational Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department Name: 
Street Line 1: 
1110 W Green
Street Line 2: 
203 Loomis Lab MC704
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for 3-5 postdoctoral research associate positions in experimental and observational cosmology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research will be in collaboration with Professors Jeffrey Filippini, Gil Holder, and Joaquin Vieira, as well as the broader cosmology faculty at Illinois. Preferred start date is Summer or Fall 2020.

Well-qualified candidates are sought in both instrumentation development and the analysis of observational data. Key instrumentation efforts include the Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a balloon-borne spectrometer mission; the South Pole Telescope (SPT-3G); CMB-S4; and future efforts. Science analysis opportunities include studies of cosmology and submillimeter galaxies using data from the South Pole Telescope, the SPIDER balloon-borne CMB mission, the BICEP/Keck Array program, ALMA, and JWST Early Release data.

Candidates are expected to have earned or be close to earning a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy, to be experienced with relevant instrumentation (e.g. cryogenics, low-temperature detectors, and superconducting electronics) and/or data analysis techniques, and to have excellent oral and written communication skills..

Applications should be submitted electronically at Please direct questions to Betsy Greifenkamp The positions will remain open until filled, but application submission by December 1, 2019 is strongly preferred.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. Visit

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Betsy Greifenkamp
United States of America