University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics

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Position ID:NotreDame-Physics-PDCREPPGROUP [#20415]
Position Title: PDCrepp
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, United States [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Experimental Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/01/14 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/11/05, listed until 2022/01/14)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The University of Notre Dame, Department of Physics, invites applications for a position as postdoctoral scholar to work with Professor Justin R. Crepp and Dr. Jonathan Crass in experimental astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation. The successful applicant will work on commissioning activities and early science using the iLocater spectrograph (

iLocater is a precision Doppler spectrometer currently under construction at Notre Dame for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona. Delivery to the telescope is expected in 2023. Operating at the diffraction limit, iLocater uses adaptive optics and single mode fibers to generate high spectral resolution (median R=188,000) at near-infrared wavelengths to search for planets around nearby stars.

Applicants with a background in optical & IR instrumentation or astronomical spectroscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment is for two years, with a third-year contingent upon performance. Base salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame is committed to developing and sustaining an inclusive and supportive environment for all in our community. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented minorities in STEM. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. 

The successful applicant will receive health care and benefits through Notre Dame's employee program ( More information about being a postdoctoral scholar at Notre Dame can be found at

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a PhD in physics, astronomy, or a related field, strong communication skills, and leadership qualities. Experience in any of the following areas is desired but not required: astronomical detectors, control systems, vacuum and thermal systems, adaptive optics, fiber optics, commissioning, astronomical spectrograph data processing. 

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae

Three references (just names and email addresses)

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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