Employment Opportunities

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 in Experimental Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics.

The Speller group conducts low-temperature experimental searches for physics beyond the standard model, with a concentration on direct searches for dark matter and neutrinoless double-beta decay. This position is for an opening within the group to perform searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay and related processes with the CUORE and CUPID collaborations. Upcoming projects will be focused on sensor testing, detector characterization, data analysis, and local detector R&D.

The applicant will be expected to work closely with graduate and undergraduate students in local hardware and software development efforts, and in the commissioning of a facility on campus to test sensors for a next generation double-beta decay experiment.

Candidates should have a PhD in experimental nuclear or particle physics or a related field. Experience in cryogenics and data analysis is strongly preferred.

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/20123

Inquires may be sent to Professor Danielle H. Speller at dspelle1@jh.edu.

Review of applications will start on December 1, 2021 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.

Particle Theory / Cosmology Postdoctoral Positions

The Theoretical Particle/Cosmology/Gravity group at Johns Hopkins University expects to make several postdoc appointments. The group consists of faculty members Ibrahima Bah, Emanuele Berti, Marc Kamionkowski, David Kaplan, Jared Kaplan, and Surjeet Rajendran, and roughly 10 postdocs and 20 students. Research in the group is conducted in a broad array of subjects including formal field theory, phenomenology, particle astrophysics, physical and early-Universe cosmology, astrophysics, relativity, and gravitational waves.

In particular, we are seeking to fill one position in formal field theory with Prof. Ibrahima Bah (as part of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries; scgcs.berkeley.edu); another in particle theory with Profs. David Kaplan and Surjeet Rajendran; and another in cosmology (and related areas) with Prof. Marc Kamionkowski. We may also be able to make additional appointments in gravitational-wave astrophysics, general relativity, or other related areas of physics.

We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with initiative and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a vibrant and interactive group. The theory group is part of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University and interacts with observers and experimentalists in an array of areas of particle physics, gravity, cosmology, and astrophysics. We also benefit from close interactions with the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute.

Applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, summary of research interests, and three letters of recommendation, submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at:


Applications will be due December 1st, 2021. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required. Johns Hopkins is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Two Theoretical/Computational Condensed Matter Faculty Positions in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University (https://physics-astronomy.jhu.edu) expects to fill two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in theoretical/computational condensed matter physics, broadly defined and including hard and soft matter, quantum information, and biological 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 candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement, and a short description of research plans via Interfolio to http://apply.interfolio.com/82526 . 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 (877) 977-8807 or email help@interfolio.com. You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 530-7078 or pcarmen1@jhu.edu. If you have questions about the search please contact the chair of the search committee, Oleg Tchernyshyov (olegt@jhu.edu).

Consideration of applications will begin on January 18, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Physics and Astronomy in particular is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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.