Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
3400 North Charles Street
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Johns Hopkins University is launching a new Center for Gravitation and Cosmology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and invites applications for its inaugural “Horizon Fellowships” to begin in the fall of 2020.  Horizon Fellows are expected to carry out an exciting, independent program of original research in the areas of Gravitation and/or Cosmology, which may be theoretical, observational or experimental in nature.  Collaboration with Johns Hopkins faculty is highly anticipated among their areas of expertise in Observational Cosmology, CMB studies, Black Hole Physics, Dark Matter, Early Universe, Galaxy Evolution, Gravitational Waves, and tests of Lambda CDM.  The Department of Physics and Astronomy, the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute, and the nearby NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab offer one of the most vibrant and diverse environments in the world to conduct this research.  We have strong collaborations with, and leadership in cutting-edge facilities such as Subaru-PFS, Euclid, WFIRST, CLASS, and the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC).

The position provides support for observing, travel, computing and publications.  Fellows have three year annually-renewable terms.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief essay describing their current research (up to 3 pages including references), and a research proposal (up to 5 pages including references); shorter statements are acceptable. The names and contact information of three references should also be submitted through the online system.  All applicants may also be considered for postdoctoral positions with members of the Johns Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Horizon Fellowship. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.

Please submit applications by January 1 for full consideration.  Applicants will be informed by February 25.  The start date for the position is expected to be in the fall of 2020, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated.

Applications should be submitted at apply.interfolio.com/70273 and consist of a letter of application, CV, publication list, a current research statement and a research proposal. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through Interfolio.  JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Ms. Barbara Dreyfus
Title: 
Sr Grants and Contracts Analyst
Institution/Company: 
The Johns Hopkins University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
405 Bloomberg Center
Street Line 2: 
3701 San Martin Drive
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
bdreyfu1@jhu.edu