University of Chicago, Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Position ID:UChicago-A&A-POSTDOC [#25660]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) Science
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in cosmic microwave background (CMB) science. Position responsibilities will include developing pipeline tools for both modeling and mitigating systematic effects on the Simons Observatory, publishing scientific papers, and presenting work at scientific conferences, workshops, and reviews.

The appointment is made at 100 percent time for a period of one calendar year, and may be extended on a year-to-year basis for up to an additional two years. Reappointment is contingent upon various factors including, but not limited to, satisfactory performance, work authorization, availability of funding, and programmatic need. The position comes with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

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

Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit the following materials to Academic Jobs Online: 1) a Cover letter, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) List of Publications, 4) a Research Statement, 5) a Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and 6) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

All application materials should be submitted by November 15 for full consideration, but applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 (USA)