Johns Hopkins University, Condensed Matter, Particle and Biological Physics

Fellowship ID:JHU-Condensed Matter, Particle and Biological Physics-POSTDOC1 [#20401]
Fellowship Title: Sweeney Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Baltimore, Maryland 21224, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/11/04, listed until 2022/05/04)

*** the listing date or deadline for this fellowship has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the inaugural Sweeney Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is open to theorists and experimentalists in the areas of particle physics, condensed matter physics, and biological physics.

JHU faculty in theoretical particle physics have a broad range of interests and they work in areas such as string theory, formal field theory, particle phenomenology, cosmology and gravitational wave science. Research in experimental particle physics includes a broad program of Higgs and Beyond the Standard Model physics in the CMS experiment, searches for dark matter candidates in the HAYSTAC and SpinQuest/DarkQuest experiments, and a search for neutrinoless double beta decay in the CUORE/CUPID experiment.

Research in soft condensed matter physics in the department spans both theoretical and experimental studies of active matter systems with liquid crystalline order, self-assembly in soft materials and the dynamics of disordered and out-of-equilibrium systems. Current research in biological physics includes experimental studies of the physics of cell mechanics from subcellular to tissue scales, and theoretical studies of collective cell motility and cell sensing behaviors, biological population genetics, membrane dynamics and transport, and biomolecular phase separation. Faculty in hard condensed-matter physics are engaged in synthesis, characterization, and modeling of quantum materials including magnets, superconductors, Dirac and Weyl semimetals, axion insulators, and twisted layered graphene. We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with initiative and demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Review of applications will begin from December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted to Academic Jobs online and consist of a curriculum vitae, publication list and a description of past research (limit 3 pages) and future plans (limit 3 pages). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through Applicants should have a PhD before their anticipated start date. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to three years. The Fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits. JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Questions may be directed to Pam Carmen at

Application Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2021

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
3400 N. Charles Street
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Baltimore, MD 21218