Pennsylvania State University, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos

Position ID:Pennsylvania State University-Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos-DBHPOSTDOC [#14810]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Black holes, Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves
Particle and Astroparticle Phenomenology
Appl Deadline:2019/12/09 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/25, finished 2020/03/11, listed until 2020/01/13)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos’ Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology is seeking to fill one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions in dark matter physics. The successful candidate will work with Professors Sarah Shandera, Donghui Jeong, and Chad Hanna and will focus on theory, phenomenology, and/or observational signatures of dark matter. We are particularly interested in studying halo and compact object formation in dissipative dark matter models, and in gravitational wave signatures from compact objects in binary mergers. More information about the Departments and research groups can be found at (Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos), (Physics department), and at (Astronomy & Astrophysics department). A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding on a yearly basis for up to three years. The appointment will start in Fall 2020. The exact starting date can be flexible. Applicants must submit the Penn State electronic application and upload a CV to the Penn State system ( A statement of research interests and CV (including publication list) should be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference be submitted to AJO. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applications received by December 9, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration. Questions can be directed to Dr. Sarah Shandera (, Dr. Donghui Jeong (, or Dr. Chad Hanna (

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