Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago

Position ID:UChicago-KICP-POSTDOC [#11608]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Area: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2018/10/31 (posted 2018/08/09, listed until 2018/10/31)
Position Description:    

The KICP announces its 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship competition. Scientists receiving a PhD in physics, astrophysics, or related fields between May 2015 and September 2019 are invited to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to be cross-disciplinary in their interests, highly independent and will conduct original research in experimental, observational, numerical, or theoretical cosmological physics, in areas of interest to the KICP faculty. KICP Fellows are appointed to renewable one-year terms, for up to three years. Our positions carry a salary and benefits package comparable to other prize fellowships. The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics provides a stimulating interdisciplinary environment and current topics of interest to its faculty include: the inflationary era, characterizing dark energy, identifying the constituents of the dark matter, experimental and theoretical studies of the CMB; analysis of cosmological data including CMB, large-scale structure surveys (especially the Dark Energy Survey), and type Ia supernova; gravitational lensing and gravitational-wave studies; experimental particle astrophysics; and direct detection of dark-matter particles. The KICP has an active program of visitors, symposia, and meetings as well as Education and Outreach opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the KICP, and all members of the KICP are expected to adhere to our Community Values. Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website. To apply for a KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, please complete the online application form at http://kicp.uchicago.edu/about/jobs.html#Postdoctoral. Requested information includes email contact information for 3 references who can independently write a letter of support for the applicant. Supplemental materials (Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Research Statement; List of Publications) should be submitted as PDF files on the application form. If you have any questions, please contact centerfellow2019kicp.uchicago.edu. The positions will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials (and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received) by October 31, 2018. The positions are expected to begin in the Fall of 2019. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministratoruchicago.edu with their request.

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The University of Chicago, KICP
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
Suite 499 A
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Web Page: http://kicp.uchicago.edu/about/jobs.html#Postdoctoral

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