Job Openings

ICMT Moore Postdoctoral Search 2020-2021

Applications are invited to fill several Moore postdoctoral positions in condensed matter theory at the ICMT, starting in August 2021, (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.

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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships 2021-2022

The Illinois Relativity Group in the Department of Physics and the Gravity Group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a postdoctoral research associate position with focus on numerical relativity and strong-field tests of gravity.

The successful candidate will join Professor Helvi Witek (Physics) to work with her team, Dr. Roland Haas (NCSA) and the NCSA Gravity group on new developments in numerical relativity, the Einstein Toolkit and their applications to test General Relativity and extensions thereof in the nonlinear regime of gravity, to probe for beyond-standard model particles and dark matter candidates with gravitational waves and to explore the extreme regime of gravity with future gravitational wave observatories. Furthermore, they will become part of a vibrant research community in the Illinois Center for Advanced Study of the University (ICASU; https://icasu.illinois.edu/) that bridges the Departments of Physics, the Department of Astronomy, the School of Information Sciences, and the National Center for Supercomputer Applications. ICASU faculty working in closely related areas include Profs. Stu Shapiro, Nico Yunes, Charles Gammie, Gil Holder, Brian Fields, Yoni Kahn and Jessie Shelton. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to join the LISA Consortium (https://lisamission.org) and the Einstein Toolkit Consortium (https://einsteintoolkit.org).

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics or a related field before the start date. Applicants are requested to submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of previous and current research (limited to 2 pages) and (3) a research proposal (limited to 1 page), and (4) arrange for three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is December 1, 2020 for full consideration. The expected starting date of the position is 15 August 2021. The initial position is for 2 year and can be extended by 1 year upon mutual agreement.

Please contact Prof. Helvi Witek (hwitek @ illinois.edu) or Dr. Roland Haas (rhaas @ illinois.edu) with any questions, and include "Numerical Relativity Postdoc" in the subject line for all communications.

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 equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

Please contact Brandy Shier at bshier@illinois.edu if you have any questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2020 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is August 2021.

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Numerical Relativity 2021-2022

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=1491 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 Janice Benner at jbenner@illinois.edu if you have any questions. Applications should be posted by DEC 1, 2020 for full consideration. The starting date of the position is AUG 15, 2021.

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.






Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Cosmology 2020-2021

Applications are invited for two 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 and Joaquin Vieira, as well as the broader cosmology faculty at U. Illinois. Start date is flexible, with preference for Spring/Summer 2021.

Opportunities are available in multiple current projects, with particular focus on: (1) camera development and commissioning for the Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM), a NASA-funded balloon-borne spectrometer mission using kinetic-inductance detectors; and (2) CMB instrumentation efforts for the South Pole Telescope (SPT), SPIDER, and CMB-S4. The position may include opportunities for deployment to Antarctica for instrument commissioning and operations. 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 data analysis techniques, and to have strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants are encouraged to contact Professors Filippini (jpf@illinois.edu) and Vieira (jvieira@illinois.edu) for further details on available projects.

Applications should be submitted electronically at https://my.physics.illinois.edu/join/. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, brief description of research interests, and contact information for three references. Application submission by December 4th is strongly preferred, but the position will remain open until filled. Please contact Brandy Shier at bshier@illinois.edu if you have any questions.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. 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 www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu. 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.






REU 2021

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.





2020 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 open rank faculty position in Experimental Nuclear Physics, beginning in August 2021. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered. The UIUC Department of Physics has strong and broad programs in nuclear physics. Scientists from all subfields of nuclear physics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to lead a vigorous research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have a strong record of publication. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

Please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Applications received by December 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

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The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit "Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment."

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.p>

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