Fermilab, Particle Physics Division

1705 17757
Position ID:FNAL-Particle Physics Division-PPDRA [#17757]
Position Title: Research Associate (CMB)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Physics
Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/09, listed until 2021/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Open Date: December 9, 2020 Close Date: January 31, 2021

We Are: Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

The Particle Physics Division seeks outstanding applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate position in cosmic microwave background (CMB) science. This position is aimed at exceptional recent PhD recipients with a proven research record from prior experience in experimental astrophysics and cosmology. Fermilab is leading survey operations for the SPT-3G experiment, which is performing world-leading measurements of the CMB. In addition, Fermilab is actively involved in the design and development of the future CMB-S4 experiment. This position provides the opportunity to participate in the development of new projects targeting related detector development, readout electronics, optical coupling, and detector module R&D capitalizing on the broad range of scientific, computing, engineering, and technical expertise available at the laboratory.

The position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.

You Will • Publish scientific papers based on the analysis of SPT-3G data. • Work on the design and development of the CMB-S4 experiment. • Present work at scientific conferences, workshops, and reviews. • Abide by and be responsible for performing all activities in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices. • Respects, understands, and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity

We Are Looking For • PhD in Physics, Astrophysics, or related field by the time of the appointment • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research • Excellent written and verbal skills, including ability to present at large, international, scientific collaborations and conferences • Ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial air carrier both domestically and internationally may be required

Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit the following application materials via Academic Jobs Online (AJO):

1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Research Statement 4) Publication List 5) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).


Review of the applications will begin on January 15, 2021. For general information about this position, please contact Brad Benson at bbenson@fnal.gov

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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510

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