Fermilab, Particle Physics Division

1705 23080
Fellowship ID:FNAL-Particle Physics Division-DSPF [#23080]
Fellowship Title: David N. Schramm Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / Neutrino physics and Astrophysics, Physics
Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/30, listed until 2022/11/30)

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Fermilab is pleased to invite applications for the David N. Schramm Postdoctoral Fellowship in experimental particle astrophysics and cosmology. 

The Schramm Fellowship is aimed at recent PhD recipients with a proven research record and prior experience in experimental particle astrophysics, cosmology, or closely related fields. This position provides the opportunity to bridge existing experimental efforts and participate in the development of new experimental projects. The successful candidate is expected to do original research that will capitalize on the scientific, computing, engineering, and technical expertise available at Fermilab. 

The successful candidate will be hosted by the Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center (FCPC). The FCPC plays a critical role in a wide range of experimental efforts in the disciplines of dark energy (DES, DESI, and Rubin LSST), cosmic microwave background (SPT-3G and CMB- S4), and dark matter direct detection (ADMX, SuperCDMS, SENSEI, and Oscura), as well as hosting an active group in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. The Schramm Fellowship provides the opportunity to participate in the development of new projects targeting dark energy, dark matter, early-universe physics, and related detector R&D leveraging the strengths of Fermilab. 

The position is a 3-year appointment with the possibility for extension of up to two (2) additional years. The position comes with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. 
Abides by all environment, safety, and health regulations. 

  • Pursuing studies of fundamental physics. 
  • Publishing scientific papers. 
  • Presenting work at scientific conferences, workshops, and reviews. 
  • Contributing to scientific activities at the Fermilab Cosmic Physics Center. 

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions 
  1. Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics, or relevant subject. 
  2. Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research. 
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentations to large international scientific collaborations and conferences. 

Application Instructions 
Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23080
  1. Cover Letter stating your desire to be considered for the David N. Schramm Fellowship 
  2. Curriculum Vitae (include education, employment, summary of relevant experience, and a list of publications to which you made important contributions) 
  3. Research Statement giving a focused description of your past and proposed research program 
  4. Science Culture Statement not to exceed two (2) pages. Examples of topics might include discussion of the diversity, equity, inclusion within our scientific community and/or broader impacts such as outreach, education, environment and advocacy. 
  5. Three References who will write letters on your behalf (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).  
For general information about this position, please contact Dr. Adam Anderson at adama@fnal.gov. 

Physical Activity and Work Conditions HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, and Tight Work Schedule. In addition, the ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial air carrier both domestically and internationally may be required.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510