Employment Opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Soft Matter

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in experimental soft matter at Johns Hopkins University. The planned research will combine tabletop experiments and advanced x-ray scattering techniques to explore relationships among microstructure, dynamics, and rheology in out-of-equilibrium and active materials. The successful candidate will work collaboratively between the Leheny and Reich groups at Johns Hopkins and will have the opportunity to conduct research at Argonne and Brookhaven National Laboratories. The position is available immediately. Interested candidates should send their CVs and the names of three references to Robert Leheny at leheny@jhu.edu.

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Postdoctoral researcher in the field of High Energy Density Physics

The Johns Hopkins University Plasma Group is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the field of High Energy Density Physics (HEDP). The work will focus mainly on research and development of X-ray refraction-based imaging diagnostics and techniques. These techniques will characterize macroscopic electron density gradients, and through X-ray scatter microscopic gradients, in HEDP experiments. The development and testing of the refraction-based imaging diagnostics will take place at Johns Hopkins University. The diagnostics will be deployed and tested off-site: ICF-relevant experiments will be performed at University of Rochester – Laboratory for Laser Energetics, while Warm Dense Matter experiments will be performed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

A PhD in Plasma Physics or a closely related field is required. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in both experimental and computational plasma physics as well as candidates with experience in X-ray diagnostics, instrumentation, and optics.

The postdoctoral researcher position is a one year position, which can be extended for up to three years provided funding is available. All qualified applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae including a list of relevant publications to dstutma1@jhu.edu.

For more information about The Johns Hopkins University Plasma Group research areas, please visit http://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/plasmagroup/research/

  • Postdoctoral position in theoretical physics of condensed matter

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Quantum Matter announces a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical physics of condensed matter. The position will be initially for one year and is extendable to two years. The successful candidate will collaborate with members of the Institute, including theorists Ari Turner and Oleg Tchernyshyov, whose interests include topological phases of matter, dynamics, quantum entanglement, classical and quantum magnetism. The Institute also offers close collaboration with experimental groups of Peter Armitage, Collin Broholm, Tyrel McQueen, and Bob Cava (Princeton). See the Institute web site http://iqm.jhu.edu/ for more information.

Consideration of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a CV, a list of publication, and a research statement, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to apply.interfolio.com/33477. 

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Posdoctoral Position in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Lotz and JHU/STScI

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position at Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Lotz and JHU/STScI beginning Summer 2016.  The research will be conducted on connecting observations of galaxy morphology and structure to predictions of galaxy assembly from cosmological simulations.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with the Pan-STARRS imaging and legacy HST extra-galactic data-sets, as well as state of the art numerical simulations of galaxy evolution.  The postdoctoral researcher will expect to advance the main project goals, and will be encouraged to define and lead new projects related to galaxy assembly and structure. Applicants with expertise in image analysis, quantitative morphology, numerical simulations, astro-statistics, and citizen science are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in astronomy or a closely related field is required.  The expected start date for the position will be Summer 2016, although an earlier start date is possible.  Initial appointments are for one year, with expected renewal up to 3 years (subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding).  Financial
assistance for relocation to the Baltimore area is available.

All applications should be received by February 1, 2016 via Academicjobsonline.org.  Applicants should submit pdf files of their curriculum vitae; list of publications; and a brief (1-3 page) statement of research accomplishments and relevant technical experience.  Also,
applicants must arrange for three confidential letters of reference.

http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6737

Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics and/or Cosmology

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for multiple postdoctoral appointments in astrophysics and/or cosmology:

– one or more positions with Prof. Chuck Bennett in experimental and observational cosmology, including the CMB and galaxy redshift surveys.

– one or more positions with Prof. Brice Ménard working on statistical analyses of large datasets (photometric and/or spectroscopic). Interests in extra-galactic or Galactic science are welcome.

– one position with Prof. Adam Riess, working on innovative measurements and applications of standard candles, type Ia supernovae, Cepheids and parallax measurements, interest or experience with HST, JWST, Gaia.

– one position with Prof. Alex Szalay to work on problems related to the statistical aspects of large scale structure, galaxy redshift surveys, and advanced data analysis techniques in cosmology.

We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with initiative and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

Johns Hopkins University is a member of SDSS-4, Pan-STARRS1, ACT and ACTPol, the PFS Survey on Subaru, the Euclid & WFIRST space missions, LSST and is home to the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor team. The department hosts vibrant research groups in astrophysics & particle physics. It benefits from close interactions with the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute and has a lively group of postdoctoral fellows.

The applications (consisting of a CV, list of publications and a description of past and future research) must be uploaded to academicjobsonline.org. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through this website. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?action=joblist&id=6639 You may also contact Chantal Boisvert at (410) 516-5045 or cboisve1@jhu.edu

Reviews of applications will start after December 1st, 2015. Appointments are for two years, with a likely extension to a third year based on satisfactory performance. JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • LHC-Theory Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University

The LHC Theory Initiative anticipates awarding one LHC-TI postdoctoral fellowship beginning in 2016 for a physicist involved in LHC-related theoretical research at a US university. Applicants must have completed (or expect to complete) their PhD by September, 2016. Fellowship awards are for $150K for a two- or three-year period (including a fixed $10K administrative fee), depending on the commitments of the host institution, and may be used for salary, fringe benefits, and other research expenses.

Applications are initiated by the prospective postdoctoral fellow. Prospective fellows are required to find a host (a faculty member or other member of senior scientific staff) willing to sponsor the applicant at the host’s institution. A partial list of institutions that are willing to host LHC-TI Fellows can be found at the LHC-TI web site, located at: http://www.lhc-ti.org/

All application material should be submitted electronically using academicjobsonline.org (AJO):
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6435

  • Particle Theory Faculty Positions

Over the next two years, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University expects to fill two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in theoretical particle physics.  Research areas of interest include particle phenomenology, model-building, cosmology, quantum field theory, particle astrophysics, gravity, and string theory.  This is an open-rank search, and candidates will be considered for appointment both at the assistant professor level and at higher ranks, as appropriate.  The successful candidates will be expected to maintain active research programs and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short description of research plans via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/26392. Applicants who wish to be considered at the level of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the same address. If you have questions concerning Interfolio, please call (887) 997-8807 or email help@interfolio.com. You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 516-7346 or pcarmen1@jhu.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Condensed Matter Theory Faculty Position

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University expects to fill a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in theoretical condensed matter physics. This is an open-rank search, and candidates will be considered for appointment both at the assistant professor level and at higher ranks, as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program in any area of soft or hard condensed matter physics and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short description of research plans via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/32602. Applicants who wish to be considered at the level of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the same address. If you have questions concerning Interfolio, please call (887) 997-8807 or email help@interfolio.com. You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 516-7346 or pcarmen1@jhu.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin on January 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Advanced Electronic Materials

A Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in the Physics of Advanced Electronic Materials is available at The Johns Hopkins University. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships designated for outstanding scholars who carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University. The position will be jointly tenured in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Whiting School of Engineering and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Applicants should possess a distinguished record of scientific accomplishments in the physics of bulk materials, thin films, interfaces, or nanostructures. The Bloomberg professor will be an outstanding teacher at the undergraduate and graduate level compatible with being tenured at The Johns Hopkins University. Applicants should have a record of cross-disciplinary collaborations in materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, or biological sciences. Investigators interested in correlated electron systems, quantum materials, topological materials, growth and crystallization, or the nano-bio interface are especially encouraged to apply.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from women and minorities. Please submit a curriculum vitae and publication list via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/28176. For administrative questions concerning submission of applications, please contact Pam Carmen at pcarmen1@jhu.edu or (410) 516-7346. Applications are requested by February 15, 2015. Review of applicants will begin as applications are received.

Search Committee Co-Chairs:

Collin Broholm, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Howard E. Katz, Whiting School of Engineering

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Exoplanets

A Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in the broad area of exoplanets and extra-solar planetary science is available at the Johns Hopkins University. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships designated for outstanding scholars who carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University. The position will include joint tenure in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and will be at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor. The holder of this Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship will participate in research and teaching in both of the above departments. In addition, opportunities exist for collaborations with the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Applicants should possess distinguished records of achievement in research in the area of exoplanets, as well as commitment to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students compatible with appointment to tenure at the Johns Hopkins University. Applicants should have the ability to provide major scientific and technical leadership at JHU and a demonstrated commitment to cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from women and minorities. Please submit a covering letter with a statement on vision for research and teaching, plus a full curriculum vitae and publication list via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/28171. For administrative questions concerning submission of applications, please contact Kristen Gaines at kgaines@jhu.edu or (410) 516-7034. The review of applications will begin immediately; to ensure the fullest consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2015.

Search Committee Co-Chairs:

Adam Riess, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Darrell Strobel, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Postdoctoral Research in Magellanic Cloud Star Formation

The Center for Astrophysical Sciences (CAS) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has an opening for an Assistant Research Scientist (postdoctoral researcher) position for the observation and analysis of star formation in the Magellanic Clouds.   Starting as early as spring 2015, the successful applicant will work on several projects with Dr. Margaret Meixner, Dr. Remy Indebetouw (UVa/NRAO/ALMA) and their collaborators in Japan and University of Maryland. One project will involve analysis of star formation rate indicators in the Magellanic Cloud using multi-wavelength analysis of data including the Spitzer SAGE, Herschel HERITAGE data and GALEX data. A second project focuses on ALMA observations of Magellanic Cloud star formation regions. The postdoctoral researcher will gain experience with ALMA and study the effects of metallicity on star formation. Preparation for a guaranteed time program for JWST/MIRI observations is anticipated. The postdoc will be expected to participate in public outreach programs associated with the projects. Independent research in related areas will be supported and encouraged. Research experience in the areas of interstellar medium, star formation, molecular gas, dust, radiative transfer, millimeter interferometry or the Magellanic Clouds is desirable. A PhD in astronomy or astrophysics is required.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to AcademicJobsOnline, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5243.

Inquires may be sent to Dr. Meixner at meixner@stsci.edu.

Applications received by February 16, 2015 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Johns Hopkins is an AA/EOE employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.