KICP Fellows are an integral part of the KICP community. The KICP is an interdisciplinary environment that brings together physicists and astronomers who range from experimentalists to observers, simulators, and theorists, to stimulate new ideas and push the forefront of cosmological research. Current topics of research in the institute include: the inflationary era; dark energy; dark matter; experimental and theoretical studies of the CMB; analysis of cosmological data including CMB, large-scale structure surveys (especially the Dark Energy Survey), and type Ia supernova; gravitational lensing and gravitational-wave studies; observational cosmology; experimental and theoretical particle astrophysics; near-field cosmology, and direct and indirect detection of dark matter. The KICP has an active program of visitors, symposia, and meetings as well as Education and Outreach opportunities. Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the KICP, and all members of the KICP are expected to adhere to our Community Values. Information about the KICP can be found at the KICP website.
If you have any questions, please contact KICPfellow2024@kicp.uchicago.edu.
The positions will remain open until filled; however applicants are strongly encouraged to submit application by October 31, 2023 and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by November 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2023. The positions are expected to begin in the Fall of 2024.
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The South Pole Telescope project invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. The position will focus on analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) data from the SPT-3G camera. SPT-3G is the largest currently operating CMB camera, and data from the camera is being used to create the deepest wide-area CMB maps yet produced and to place unprecedentedly tight constraints on cosmological parameters. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in creating maps and other intermediate data products from raw SPT-3G data and participate in post-map analyses such as power spectrum estimation, CMB lensing potential reconstruction, and constraining cosmological parameters. The candidate will play a key role in analyzing the new SPT-3G Wide survey, which complements the ultra-deep Main 1500-square-degree survey and will result in major gains in cosmological constraints
The position will remain open until filled; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by January 12, 2024, and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by the same date. It is expected that the appointment will begin in Fall 2024 or earlier with a competitive salary and run for two years, with extension to a third year based on performance.
At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related discipline.
To apply for the position, please send a CV (including publication list) and a statement of research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12, 2024, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the same address by the same date. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to John Carlstrom (email@example.com) and/or Tom Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
In addition to the KICP fellowship, there are many other fellowship opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to work with KICP members and spend part or all of their time in KICP. These opportunities arise through the connections and overlap between KICP and departments and other institutes at UChicago, through the deep connections between KICP and Fermilab or Argonne, or through national or international fellowship programs through various agencies. These include:
- Margaret Burbidge Fellowship at UChicago,
- McCormick, Fermi, and Oehme Fellowships at UChicago,
- Grainger Fellowship at UChicago,
- Lederman and Schramm Theoretical and Experimental Fellowships at Fermilab,
- Maria Goeppert Mayer and Walter Massey Fellowships at Argonne,
- NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship,
- NSF Office of Polar Programs Fellowship,
- NASA Einstein and Hubble Fellowships,
- Brinson Fellowship for astrophysicists and cosmologists for postdoctoral work at UChicago,