Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Astroparticle Physics (IceCube)
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement
The Physics Department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in astroparticle physics for research on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. In 2023, Milwaukee, WI, was named a top 25 worldwide destination by National Geographic. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the world’s largest neutrino observatory, located at the geographic South Pole—it doesn’t get cooler than that!
We have up to three years of funding for a very flexible, university-sponsored position with a great deal of opportunity for creativity, leadership, and learning in a supportive and energetic environment. The position title is also flexible: we can hire at the postdoctoral level or similar.
The IceCube group at Marquette, led by Karen Andeen, is a well-established and well-funded group involved in cosmic ray analyses and the development and testing of new prototype IceAct telescopes for the South Pole. The successful applicant will undertake a variety of activities within IceCube’s cosmic ray working group. There are many choices but these activities might include
developing, designing, and testing hardware and software for the IceAct telescopes at the South Pole,
analyzing data to study the composition and energy spectrum of cosmic rays,
and generating simulation to accompany cosmic ray analyses.
The ideal candidate will also be able to assist in hosting public outreach events and will enjoy co-supervising undergraduate students.
The Physics Department at Marquette University is focused on excellence in undergraduate research and teaching: there may occasionally be opportunities to teach courses, if desired. (This is not required but is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain classroom experience.)
The PI of the Marquette group ensures that postdocs are well-supported and that their work is well-showcased. Previous postdocs in this position have traveled extensively both nationally and internationally to conferences, collaboration meetings and workshops (including to the South Pole for detector upgrades), have had the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses, and have successfully achieved tenure track faculty positions. The Marquette group also has a strong track record of support for physicists from historically underrepresented groups and dual career couples.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. We prefer a candidate with experience in both data analysis and hardware, in addition to experience or desire to work with undergraduate students and to participate in public outreach events. Experience working in a large collaboration is not required but would be helpful. English proficiency is required.
Please carefully review the advertisement on the university webpage: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/20493
We will begin reviewing applications on December 20, 2023.
Marquette University is a highly-ranked private institution located in the heart of Milwaukee, Wis., that offers more than 80 majors to ~11,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Students come here to cultivate the knowledge, skills and sense of community they need to build meaningful careers, lead purposeful lives and reshape the world around them. Benefits are described here: https://www.marquette.edu/human-resources/total-rewards.php
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