Postdoctoral Associate- Cosmological Physics & Advanced Computing

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Argonne National Laboratory
Department Name: 
HEP High Energy Physics Division
Street Line 1: 
9700 South Cass Avenue
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions in the Cosmological Physics and Advanced Computing Group (CPAC) Group in Argonne National Laboratory’s High Energy Physics (HEP) Division. Cosmological research within CPAC covers theory, modeling, and observations targeted at dark energy, dark matter, primordial fluctuations, inflation, and neutrinos. Theory and modeling activities emphasize multi-wavelength survey science, the galaxy-halo connection, cluster cosmology, and large-scale cosmological simulations. Analysis efforts cover topics such as CMB power spectra, CMB lensing, galaxy clustering, redshift-space distortions, and weak and strong gravitational lensing. The observational focus is on optical sky surveys (DES, DESI, Roman, Rubin Obs/LSST, SPHEREx), CMB instrumentation and observations (CMB-S4, SPT), and cross-correlations between the two.

The cosmology effort at Argonne includes staff members from the CPAC group (Matt Becker, Amy Bender, Lindsey Bleem, Katie Harrington, Andrew Hearin, Katrin Heitmann, Eve Kovacs), the Computational Science division (Michael Buehlmann, JD Emberson, Nicholas Frontiere, Salman Habib, Patricia Larsen, Adrian Pope, Nesar Ramachandra, Esteban Rangel) and the HEP Detector Group (Clarence Chang, Gensheng Wang).   Current CPAC postdocs are Gillian Beltz-Mohrmann, Florian Keruzore, Zhaodi Pan, Alan Perl, Markus Rau, and Enia Xhakaj; the group also includes a number of graduate and undergraduate students.

Postdocs can benefit from strong collaborations with applied mathematicians, computer scientists, device physicists, materials scientists, and statisticians; they will also have access to state-of-the-art microfabrication facilities and world-leading supercomputing resources. Interactions with research groups at Fermilab, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University are highly encouraged.

Position Requirements

Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent (prior to the starting date)

Applicants should send:

1) a CV

2) a brief statement of research interests

3) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected] by December 15, 2023

Non-email correspondence should be sent to Katrin Heitmann, HEP Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Bldg. 360, Argonne, IL 60439, USA

Completed applications will be reviewed as received, with all applications submitted by December 15th, 2023, given full consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.


Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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