Postdoctoral Research Associate (Astro-Theory)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Theory Group
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Open Date: 09/12/2017
Close Date: 12/01/2017


The Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics Group expects to have one postdoctoral position available beginning September 1, 2018: a 3-year Research Associate Fellowship. The group has a wide range of interests, including theory of the early universe, large-scale structure and evolution, dark matter and dark energy, high-energy particle astrophysics, and numerical cosmology. Our group is part of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics which, in addition to theory, encompasses Fermilab’s involvement in the Dark Energy Survey, the South Pole Telescope, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, several dark matter detection experiments (CDMS, ADMX, LZ), and other projects. Group members can be involved in any of these efforts as well as the development of future projects. Our group also has strong connections to the Particle Theory Group at Fermilab and to the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Currently the group's staff members include Joshua Frieman, Nick Gnedin, Craig Hogan, Dan Hooper, Gordan Krnjaic, and Albert Stebbins.

Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.


Qualifications and Essential Job Functions

  • Ph.D. in astrophysics, or a relevant discipline by the time of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 1) Cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Research Statement, 4) Publication List and 5) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

For general information about this position, please contact Dr. Dan Hooper at with "TAG Postdoctoral Search" in the subject heading.


Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, and Visually Demanding.

In addition, the ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial air carrier both domestically and internationally may be required.

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.


Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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