Michigan State University, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:MSU-Physics-RAFT1 [#19092]
Position Title: Research Associate-Fixed Term
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/09/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/03, finished 2022/04/05, listed until 2022/09/17)
Position Description:    

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Job no: 711596 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science Department: Physics-Astronomy 10032666 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) Experiment, with additional work on the forthcoming CMB-S4 project. The recently-deployed (2018) SPT-3G receiver will provide maps of Cosmic Microwave Background intensity and polarization with unprecedented sensitivity at small angular scales, enabling a wide variety of science, in particular the measurement of the properties of light relativistic particles such as neutrinos in the early universe. MSU plays a leading role in the SPT experiment in data analysis and participates in the project at all levels.

The successful applicant will work in the research group of Prof. Nathan Whitehorn. The position will include analysis of data from the SPT-3G receiver recently deployed to the telescope, as well as forecasting and pipeline development for the forthcoming CMB-S4 project.

Candidates interested in contributing to any of these areas of this research are encouraged to apply. Research associates will also assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and with outreach and public engagement activities. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status. Required Degree

Doctorate -cosmology, particle astrophysics Minimum Requirements

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in cosmology, particle astrophysics, particle physics, astronomy and related fields. Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references via the website at https://careers.msu.edu using posting #711596. Special Instructions

Appointments will normally be for one year, and are renewable subject to mutual agreement. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Review of Applications Begins On

09/01/2021 MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

We are not accepting applications for this job through AcademicJobsOnline.Org right now. Please apply at https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507015/research-associatefixed-term .
Contact: Nathan Whitehorn, 517-884-5581, 517-355-6661 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Michigan State University
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
567 Wilson Road, Room 3218
East Lansing, MI 48824
Web Page: https://www.pa.msu.edu/research/high-energy-physics-hep/hep-theory