POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in 21cm cosmology. The successful applicant will work with Professor Jacqueline Hewitt and will have the opportunity to play a leading role in research with the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA; see reionization.org). Opportunities exist for being involved in commissioning the HERA array during build-out, data acquisition and analysis, and the interpretation of data within a framework of theoretical predictions of heating and reionization of the intergalactic medium at high redshift. The appointment will be with the MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research, with collaborative opportunities enabled by MKI’s involvement with the Magellan Telescopes, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Center, and the ILLUSTRIS cosmological simulations.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field, preferably with a background in radio astronomy or cosmology. Those with strong backgrounds in radio-frequency techniques, computing, and data analysis are especially encouraged to apply. The position will be for two years, with one additional year contingent upon performance.
Interested candidates are asked to submit one attachment containing a curriculum vitae and a brief (< 2 page) statement of research interests via MIT’s career portal at https://careers.mit.edu/ to job posting # 16651, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:
Professor Jacqueline N. Hewitt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139.
Applications received by January 1, 2019, will receive full consideration.
to assume a position in 21cm cosmology.
The appointment will be for two years, with one additional year contingent upon performance.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.