Research Assistant Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Astronomy and Space Science
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at The University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position. The Research Assistant Professor will work in cosmic microwave background (CMB) science and contribute to the Department's CMB research program, in particular in the operation of and analysis of data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) and developing the design of the next-generation CMB experiment CMB-S4. The person hired will be responsible for designing and writing software to control large telescopes and in developing low-level and high-level data analysis code.
The term of the appointment will be for up to three years with the possibility of renewal, and is expected to begin in summer 2022.
• A doctoral degree in physics or a related field. • A minimum of three years of related experimental experience, beyond Ph.D. training.
The following materials are required:
• Cover letter; • CV; • Statement of research interests and future plans; • Minimum of two confidential letters of recommendation.
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s academic jobs website: http://apply.interfolio.com/106884
Review of applications will begin June 13, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
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