Postdoctoral Associate in 21cm Cosmology

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research.  Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in 21cm cosmology. Will work with Professor Jacqueline Hewitt and have the opportunity to play a leading role in research with the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array. Opportunities exist for being involved in commissioning the HERA array during build-out, data acquisition and analysis, and the interpretation of data within a framework of theoretical predictions of heating and reionization of the intergalactic medium at high redshift.  The appointment will be with the MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research, with collaborative opportunities enabled by MKI’s involvement with the Magellan Telescopes, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Center, and the ILLUSTRIS cosmological simulations.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a closely related field, preferably with a background in radio astronomy or cosmology.  Those with strong backgrounds in radio-frequency techniques, computing, and data analysis are especially encouraged to apply.  Job #16651

The position will be for two years, with one additional year contingent upon performance.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a brief (< 2 page) statement of research interests and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Professor Jacqueline N. Hewitt,; or Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 37-241, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Applications received by January 1, 2019, will receive full consideration.

revised 10/17/18

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