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Postdoctoral Associate, 21 cm Cosmological Data Analysis
  • Job Number: 16876
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Kavli Inst for Astrophysics & Space Rsrch
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, 21 CM COSMOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI), to play a lead role in the commissioning, operations, and data analysis for CHIME's hydrogen mapping survey.  The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) recently saw first light and is now in its commissioning, calibration, survey, and analysis phase. CHIME was conceived to map the 21 cm emission line of hydrogen over a good fraction of the observable universe to form a 3-dimensional map that will be used to measure the expansion history of the universe.  Will report to Professor Kiyoshi Masui and spend up to half of the time on your own research program.  

MKI is home to a large and vibrant astrophysics research community including twenty faculty and forty long-term research scientists. In addition to CHIME, MIT researchers are actively involved in the HERA and EDGES 21 cm experiments. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field and a background in cosmology and/or radio astronomy. Experience in data analysis, theory, and observations are would be valued assets.  Job #16876

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, statement of research plans, and a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and significant research contributions) to Professor Masui at  Three references should also submit letters of recommendation to Prof. Masui at the same address.

The appointment will be processed in one year increments and initially funded for two years with further extensions contingent upon performance and availability of funding. It is expected that the appointment will commence in the summer or fall of 2019 (start date is negotiable). Salary will be commensurate with experience and be competitive with leading international research centers. 
 The position will remain open until filled.


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