Job Openings

ICMT QMC-HAMM Postdoctoral Search 2019-2020

There is a postdoc position open at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will work with a DOE-supported collaboration QMC-HAMM on multiscale physics, led by David Ceperley including Elif Ertekin, Harley Johnson, Matthew Turk, and Lucas Wagner. In this collaboration, we are developing software to link information from highly accurate quantum Monte Carlo methods to coarse-grained descriptions of materials. The focus of the collaboration is in the metal-insulator transition of hydrogen and in two-dimensional materials, including bilayer graphene. Applications are invited to fill several postdoctoral positions in condensed matter theory at the ICMT, starting in August 2020, (see FAQ). Applications for these positions are encouraged from outstanding individuals, regardless of specialty.

Condensed matter theory faculty at Illinois interact with other theorists at Illinois, with the superb and large experimental condensed matter group, including members of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and have access to unparalleled facilities for computation through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, including the new Blue Waters facility. They also interact with biologists elsewhere on campus, including through the University's Institute for Genomic Biology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.






Postdoctoral Fellow in Gravity 2019-2020

The Illinois Relativity Group at the Department of Physics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a 2 to 3-year postdoctoral research fellow position (starting in 2020) with a focus on extreme gravity.

The fellowship is intended for a person with a set of wide-ranging interests in extreme gravity and expertise in general relativity and gravitation, with an emphasis in analytical relativity (post-Newtonian, black hole perturbation theory, self-force), data analysis (Bayesian theory, parameter estimation, model selection) and theoretical physics (beyond-Einstein phenomenological models, high energy physics, cosmological modified gravity). In particular, the applicant must demonstrate research experience and creativity, breadth and depth of knowledge in extreme gravity, high productivity and high quality publications, and mastery of written and oral communication. A Ph.D in physics, astronomy, or a related discipline is required by the start of employment.

The successful applicant will join Professor Nico Yunes in the study of extreme gravity topics related, such as neutron stars, black holes, compact binary systems, gravitational waves, and experimental tests of General Relativity. These topics can range from theoretical work (e.g. neutron star and black hole solutions in and outside General Relativity, gravitational-waves from inspiraling compact binaries, black hole shadows) to a combination of theory and data-analysis (e.g. Bayesian model selection and parameter estimation) associated with extreme gravity instruments, such as the ground-based (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA) and space-based gravitational-wave detectors (LISA) and the Event Horizon Telescope.

In addition to Professor Yunes, the Illinois Relativity Group includes Professors Stu Shapiro and Helvi Witek, their postdocs, PhD and undergraduate research students. The group is part of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at UIUC, which also includes Professors Charles Gammie, Gil Holder and Peter Adshead. The Illinois Relativity Group maintains close interactions with other UIUC colleagues in Physics, Astronomy and the NCSA, as well as collaborators across the globe.

Interested candidates will submit an application at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1398, which must include the following separate documents:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A list of publications, with a summary of total papers published, number of citations to papers and
    h-index.
  • A list of presentations given outside of the candidate's local university.
  • A brief research statement (3-page limit, 1-inch margins, 12 pt font).
  • The names, mailing and email addresses of three references.

Please contact Betsy Greifenkamp at greifenk@illinois.edu if you have any questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2019 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is summer, 2020.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.






Postdoctoral Research Associate in Numerical Relativity and Computational Astrophysics 2019-2020

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Illinois Relativity Group. The candidate should have expertise in numerical relativity and relativistic astrophysics. Some experience in computational hydrodynamics and/or computational MHD would be desirable.

Applicants should go online at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1387 to submit their application, which must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, brief description of research interests, and the names, mailing and email addresses of three references. Please contact Betsy Greifenkamp at greifenk@illinois.edu if you have questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2019 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is AUG 15, 2020.

The successful applicant will join Professor Stuart Shapiro in developing and applying the tools of numerical relativity and computational hydrodynamics, MHD, and stellar dynamics to tackle diverse problems in general relativity and astrophysics. Recent topics include the inspiral and coalescence of compact binaries, the generation of gravitational waves, magnetized neutron stars, magnetorotational stellar collapse, accretion onto isolated and binary black holes, the formation and cosmological growth of supermassive black holes in the early universe, and the dynamics of dark matter halos and spikes around black holes. Some of this work is geared to identifying astrophysically plausible, strong-?eld sources of gravitational waves and calculating gravitational waveforms detectable by LIGO/VIRGO, KAGRA, LISA and the PTA. For these "multimessenger" sources we are also exploring counterpart electromagnetic signals, including gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae, as well as neutrinos.

In addition to Professor Shapiro, the Illinois Relativity Group includes Professors Nicolas Yunes and Helvi Witek, their postdocs, PhD and undergraduate research students. It maintains close interactions with colleagues in Physics, Astronomy and NCSA, in addition to several outside collaborators.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.






REU 2020

You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident (holder of a USCIS Form I-551, "green card") to be eligible to apply for the Illinois REU program.





ICMT Postdoctoral Search 2019-2020

Applications are invited to fill several postdoctoral positions in condensed matter theory at the ICMT, starting in August 2020, (see FAQ). Applications for these positions are encouraged from outstanding individuals, regardless of specialty.

Postdoctoral fellowships provide especially wide latitude in choosing research activities, and fellows are encouraged to be broadly engaged with condensed matter research activities at Illinois.

Departmental postdoctoral positions are typically more closely tied to a specific supporting projects. However, all Illinois postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive opportunities provided to develop breadth through wide-ranging collaborations. Condensed matter theory faculty at Illinois interact with other theorists at Illinois, with the superb and large experimental condensed matter group, including members of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and have access to unparalleled facilities for computation through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, including the new Blue Waters facility. They also interact with biologists elsewhere on campus, including through the University's Institute for Genomic Biology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.






ICMT Moore Postdoctoral Search 2019-2020

Applications are invited to fill several Moore postdoctoral positions in condensed matter theory at the ICMT, starting in August 2020, (see FAQ). Applications for these positions are encouraged from outstanding individuals, regardless of specialty.

Postdoctoral fellowships provide especially wide latitude in choosing research activities, and fellows are encouraged to be broadly engaged with condensed matter research activities at Illinois.

Departmental postdoctoral positions are typically more closely tied to a specific supporting projects. However, all Illinois postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive opportunities provided to develop breadth through wide-ranging collaborations. Condensed matter theory faculty at Illinois interact with other theorists at Illinois, with the superb and large experimental condensed matter group, including members of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and have access to unparalleled facilities for computation through the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, including the new Blue Waters facility. They also interact with biologists elsewhere on campus, including through the University's Institute for Genomic Biology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.






Postdoctoral Research Positions in Experimental and Observational Cosmology 2019-2020

Applications are invited for 3-5 postdoctoral research associate positions in experimental and observational cosmology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research will be in collaboration with Professors Jeffrey Filippini, Gil Holder, and Joaquin Vieira, as well as the broader cosmology faculty at Illinois. Preferred start date is Summer or Fall 2020.

Well-qualified candidates are sought in both instrumentation development and the analysis of observational data. Key instrumentation efforts include the Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a balloon-borne spectrometer mission; the South Pole Telescope (SPT-3G); CMB-S4; and future efforts. Science analysis opportunities include studies of cosmology and submillimeter galaxies using data from the South Pole Telescope, the SPIDER balloon-borne CMB mission, the BICEP/Keck Array program, ALMA, and JWST Early Release data.

Candidates are expected to have earned or be close to earning a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy, to be experienced with relevant instrumentation (e.g. cryogenics, low-temperature detectors, and superconducting electronics) and/or data analysis techniques, and to have excellent oral and written communication skills..

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/submit/go.asp?id=1416. Please direct questions to Betsy Greifenkamp greifenk@illinois.edu. The positions will remain open until filled, but application submission by December 1, 2019 is strongly preferred.

Any offer for this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. Visit httos://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.






2019 Experimental Nuclear Physics - Department of Physics

FACULTY POSITION

EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Department of Physics invites applicants for a full-time tenured faculty position in the area if Experimental Nuclear Physics, beginning as early as August 2020. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent and is required to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to conduct a vigorous and significant research program. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2019. Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions.

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2019 Biophysics/Condensed Matter Faculty Search

FACULTY POSITION

BIOPHYSICS or CONDENSED MATTER

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty position in the fields of Experimental Biophysics or Experimental Condensed Matter Physics beginning as early as August 16, 2020. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. Scientists from all subfields of hard condensed matter experiment are encouraged to apply. We are also searching for candidates who use and develop experimental methods to understand living systems, either at the cellular or multicellular level. Candidates with experience in developing techniques oriented towards eukaryotic systems are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful individual will participate closely in the activities of our Center for the Physics of Living Cells, and will be expected to collaborate with other faculty in our group. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, have a strong publication record, and to lead a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of the field. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2019, though later applications will be accepted. Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.






2019 Experimental & Theoretical Quantum Information Science

FACULTY POSITION

EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty position in Experimental Quantum Information Science (QIS), as part of a larger new UIUC multi-disciplinary focus on QIS. Physicists from all subfields of QIS—including computation, communication, materials, sensing, and fundamental and applied science—and working with various platforms (e.g., solid state and AMO) are encouraged to apply. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, have a strong publication record, and to lead a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of the field. For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2019, though later applications will be accepted. Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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