Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Cosmology 2020-2021

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department Name: 
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research associate positions in experimental cosmology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research will be in collaboration with Professors Jeffrey Filippini and Joaquin Vieira, as well as the broader cosmology faculty at Illinois. Start date is flexible, with preference for Spring/Summer 2021.

Opportunities are available in multiple current projects, with particular focus on: (1) camera development and commissioning for the Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a NASA-funded balloon-borne spectrometer mission using kinetic-inductance detectors; and (2) CMB instrumentation efforts for the South Pole Telescope (SPT), SPIDER, and CMB-S4. The position may include opportunities for deployment to Antarctica for instrument commissioning and operations. 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, superconducting electronics) and data analysis techniques, and to have strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Filippini ([email protected]) and Vieira ([email protected]) for further project detailss.

Applications should be submitted electronically at Please include a cover letter, CV, publication list, brief description of research interests, and contact information for three references. Submission by November 20 is strongly preferred, but the position will remain open until filled. Please contact Brandy Shier at [email protected] if you have any questions.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. 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.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 20, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Brandy Shier