Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental Astrophysics

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Rochester Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
School of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1 Lomb Memorial Dr.
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in astrophysical instrumentation and data analysis with immediate effect. The successful candidate will work as part of the Experimental Cosmology Laboratory with Dr. Michael Zemcov, primarily focused on the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER-2) sounding rocket and the TIME mm-wave spectrometer. The successful applicant will join one or both teams to field the instruments and help lead their data analysis efforts. If of interest, RIT permits postdoctoral researchers to be primary instructor on undergraduate Physics and Astronomy courses, which can be negotiated as part of a plan of work.

A successful candidate must hold a PhD in astronomy, physics (experiment), or a related field by the starting date of the position. Experience in astronomical instrumentation, whether on ground-based, sub-orbital, or orbital, is preferred. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and the names of three references, with the package prepared as suggested in the AAS Postdoctoral Application Guidelines ( The application should be submitted online at; search openings, then search for position number 6066BR.

Complete applications received by 15 Dec 2021 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. The earliest starting date of the appointment is May 2022. The appointment is initially for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year based on performance and availability of funding.  The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by RIT’s Human Resources.  RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Michael Zemcov
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Rochester Institute of Technology
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