Postdoc in Cosmic Survey Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Department Name: 
Particle Physics
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Fermilab seeks outstanding applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in cosmic survey science. This position is aimed at exceptional recent PhD recipients with a proven research record from prior experience in observational astrophysics and cosmology. Fermilab is the home institution of the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which is performing world-leading measurements of dark energy and dark matter. In addition, Fermilab is actively involved in the construction of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and preparations for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). This position provides the opportunity to participate in the development of new projects targeting dark energy, dark matter, and related detector R&D capitalizing on the broad range of scientific, computing, engineering, and technical expertise available at the laboratory.

Position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter. The position comes with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.


You Will

  • Publish scientific papers based on the analysis of DES data.
  • Pursue the studies of dark energy and dark matter with LSST and/or DESI.
  • Present work at scientific conferences, workshops, and reviews.
  • Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
  • Abide by and be responsible for performing all activities in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices.


We Are Looking For

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, or relevant subject
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentations to large international scientific collaborations and conferences


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Publication List
  • Three (3) Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site)


Activity and Work Conditions

Factors: mental concentration, sitting, standing, and tight work schedule

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


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, November 16, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, December 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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Dr. Alex Drlica-Wagner
Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory
United States of America
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