Applications for postdoctoral research positions beginning September 2020 in theoretical particle physics, gravitational physics, and cosmology are invited. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in all areas of theoretical particle physics, gravitational physics, and cosmology. In particular, we expect funding to be available for LISA-related work on (i) gravitational waveform modeling for spinning, precessing binaries, and (ii) the connection between black hole binary dynamics and their astrophysical formation scenarios. The applications can be submitted at
We also welcome Ph.D. applications to work in these areas. The IELTS/TOEFL, along with the GRE general and subject scores are required components of our application. The deadline to submit Ph.D. applications for Fall 2020 is December 1, 2019. To review all of the application requirements, please visit the graduate admissions website:
Our website will also direct you to the application portal.
In addition, the Johns Hopkins University is launching a new Center for Gravitation and Cosmology in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and invites applications for its inaugural “Horizon Fellowships in Cosmology and Gravitation” to begin in the fall of 2020. Horizon Fellows are expected to carry out an exciting, independent program of original research in the areas of Gravitation and/or Cosmology, which may be theoretical, observational or experimental in nature. Collaboration with Johns Hopkins faculty is highly anticipated among their areas of expertise in Observational Cosmology, CMB studies, Black Hole Physics, Dark Matter, Early Universe, Galaxy Evolution, Gravitational Waves, and tests of Lambda CDM. The Department of Physics and Astronomy, the adjacent Space Telescope Science Institute, and the nearby NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab offer one of the most vibrant and diverse environments in the world to conduct this research. We have strong collaborations with, and leadership in cutting-edge facilities such as Subaru-PFS, Euclid, WFIRST, CLASS, and the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC).
The position provides support for observing, travel, computing and publications. Fellows have three year annually-renewable terms.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief essay describing their current research (up to 3 pages including references), and a research proposal (up to 5 pages including references); shorter statements are acceptable. The names and contact information of three references should also be submitted through the online system. All applicants may also be considered for postdoctoral positions with members of the Johns Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy; however, they should clearly state in the cover letter that they wish to be considered for the Horizon Fellowship. A PhD in Astronomy or a related field is required.
Please submit applications by January 1 for full consideration. Applicants will be informed by February 25. The start date for the position is expected to be in the fall of 2020, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated.
Applications should be submitted at apply.interfolio.com/70273 and consist of a letter of application, CV, publication list, a current research statement and a research proposal. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through Interfolio. JHU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.