University of Hawaii at Manoa, Physics/High Energy Physics/Theory

Position ID:UHManoa-Physics/High Energy Physics/Theory-POSTDOC [#14664]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position in cosmology and gravitation
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Gravity, Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Cosmology, GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Theory, HEP-Theory (hep-th), Theoretical Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/16, finished 2020/06/07)
Position Description:    

*** The account for Physics/High Energy Physics/Theory, University of Hawaii at Manoa has expired and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The department of Physics at the University of Hawai’i invites applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical cosmology and gravitation (broadly defined) in the research group of professor J. Sakstein. The start date is expected to be around September 2020. The position is initially for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, contingent on funding. 

The theory/cosmology group consists of faculty with interests in dark matter, dark energy, modified gravity, astrophysics, early universe cosmology, and high energy theory. Additionally, there is a close relationship with the Institute for Astronomy. Candidates with a broad range of overlapping interests are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Candidates should hold (or be about to complete) a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, cosmology, gravitation, or any area related to those above, and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The application should consist of: 

   • A cover letter 
   • A curriculum vitae 
   • A publication list 
   • A statement of research interests 
   • Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted through this site)

Applications should be submitted via this website, and a review of applications will begin on December 1st. 

For more information please contact Jeremy Sakstein (  

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Further Info:
Department of Physics
University of Hawaii
2505 Correa Rd., WAT 232
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822