Pennsylvania State University, Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos

Position ID:Pennsylvania State University-Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos-DMPOSTDOC [#17182]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States
Subject Areas: Cosmology
Theoretical Physics / Cosmology, Gravitational waves, Particle physics (theoretical and experimental)
Appl Deadline:2020/12/11 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/14, listed until 2021/02/28)
Position Description:    

The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos’ Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology is seeking to fill one or more Postdoctoral Scholar positions in dark matter physics.

The successful candidate will work with Professors Sarah Shandera, Donghui Jeong, and Chad Hanna and will focus on theory, phenomenology, and/or observational signatures of dark matter. We are particularly interested in studying halo and compact object formation in dissipative dark matter models, and in gravitational wave signatures from compact objects in binary mergers. More information about the Departments and research groups can be found at http://igc.psu.edu (Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos), http://www.phys.psu.edu (Physics department), and at http://www.astro.psu.edu (Astronomy and Astrophysics department).

A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding on a yearly basis for up to three years. The appointment will start in fall 2021. The exact starting date can be flexible.

Applicants must submit the Penn State electronic application and upload a CV to the Penn State system at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Postdoctoral-Scholar---Dark-Matter-Physics_REQ_0000001014-1

A statement of research interests and CV (including publication list) should be submitted to both the Penn State Career Site and Academic Jobs Online (http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17182). Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted to AJO. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Applications received by December 11, 2020 are guaranteed full consideration.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Sarah Shandera (ses47@psu.edu), Dr. Donghui Jeong (djeong@psu.edu), or Dr. Chad Hanna (crh184@psu.edu).


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