Employment Opportunities

IQM Condensed Matter Theory Postdoctoral Fellow

The Institute for Quantum Matter (IQM) at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the IQM Condensed Matter Theory Postdoctoral Fellow position sponsored by the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with faculty in condensed matter theory and conduct theoretical research on the frontiers in quantum matter, including but not limited to topological matter, unconventional superconductivity and other strongly correlated electron systems. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate high aptitude for theoretical research as well as to establish connections with the IQM theoretical and experimental groups at Johns Hopkins, Cornell, George Mason, ISSP/U Tokyo, Penn State, Princeton and Rutgers (https://iqm.jhu.edu/people/principal-investigators/).

The position is for two years (renewed annually), subject to mutual agreement and the availability of funding. The appointment includes a competitive salary and benefits, and research/travel funds.

Position Requirement:

PhD in Theoretical Physics (or equivalent).

Instructions:

Applications should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17640.

Application materials include

  1. A CV with a list of publications,
  2. A research statement of up to four pages,
  3. A minimum of three letters of recommendation.
  4. Up to three representative works (please combine them into a single pdf file),

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 25, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. The start date is flexible and expected to be on or before Summer 2021. For inquiries about this position, please email applycmt@jhu.edu.

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

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The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.


Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics and Gravitational Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for one postdoctoral research position in gravitational-wave astronomy beginning September 2021. The position is supported by the NSF award “Collaborative Research: Understanding Compact Binary Formation With The First Gravitational Wave Detections” (Co-PIs: Emanuele Berti and Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Penn State). The ideal applicant should have expertise in general relativity, gravitational-wave source modeling, gravitational-wave data analysis, and the astrophysics of compact binary systems. The goal of this research is to use gravitational- wave observations to explore astrophysical models of compact binaries, and to examine the implication of inspiralling binaries as standard sirens for cosmology. The applicant is expected to interact with other faculty, postdocs and students at Johns Hopkins and Penn State. The Johns Hopkins group is part of the LISA Consortium, of the COST Action ”CA 16104 Gravitational waves, black holes and fundamental physics (GWverse)”, of the MSCA-RISE Network “Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities”, and of the Indo-U.S. “Centre for the Exploration of Extreme Gravity”, among others. A Ph.D. in physics is required. Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to Academic Jobs Online, at:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16960

Applications will be due December 1st, 2020.

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


Experimental Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics Postdoctoral Position

The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in Experimental Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics.

The Speller/ENPA group is focusing on low-temperature searches for physics beyond the standard model, with a concentration on searches for dark matter and neutrinoless double-beta decay.

The group is led by Assistant Professor Danielle H. Speller. The group seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on the CUORE and CUPID neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. Specific projects and duties can be directed toward the strengths, experience, and interests of the applicant, with a concentration on detector testing, characterization, and data analysis. CUORE, the Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events, is a ton-scale bolometric detector searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay located underground at LNGS. The experiment is currently taking data, with an expected run time of 5 years, to perform a sensitive search for the 0vbb decay of 130Te. The CUPID experiment (CUORE Upgrade with Particle IDentification), is a next generation experiment designed to combine CUORE technology with the detection of scintillation light for enhanced particle discrimination and increased sensitivity. The CUPID experiment is now in advanced planning stages, and soon to be underway.

The successful applicant will have experience in data analysis, electronics, and low-temperature cryogenic techniques, including low-temperature measurements and dilution refrigeration.The applicant will be expected to work closely with graduate and undergraduate students. It is expected that the successful applicant will take the lead in the development of local hardware and software development efforts, and includes working with other members of the group on the commissioning of a detector test facility on campus. In addition, there is potential for collaboration with other projects in the lab, including dark matter direct search experiments, based on evaluation and applicant interest.

Candidates should have a PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics, or the equivalent, and preference will be given to candidates having hardware and data analysis experience with lowtemperature calorimeters and electronics.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, brief statement of research, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to Academic Jobs Online at:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16022

Inquires may be sent to Professor Danielle H. Speller at dspelle1@jh.edu.
Review of applications will start on July 1, 2020 and will continue until position is filled.

JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


Postdoctoral position in Physics and Astronomy

An outstanding postdoctoral fellow is sought to develop prudent acquisition plans for the WFIRST investigation of type Ia supernovae. The successful candidate will develop strategies to maximizing the supernova yields at specific redshifts, to obtain optimal spectroscopic identifications and redshifts for a sufficient fraction of candidate supernovae, to provide sufficient sampling for optical photometric identification of the remaining sample, and to efficiently sample light curves (with consideration for coordinated observtions) to enable distance measurements. This work will also examine the use of host environment characteristics as priors to aid in candidate selections, and examine trades in filter and spectral element selection to best optimize the survey.

A PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics is required. We seek candidates with strong interpersonal and communication skills. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from individuals within these and other protected groups. 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 via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/73607

Applications received by February 21 will receive full consideration

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.