Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Rochester Institute of Technology
School of Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in astrophysical data analysis with immediate effect. The successful candidate will work as part of the Experimental Cosmology Laboratory with Dr. Michael Zemcov, primarily focused on data pipeline construction and science extraction for the SPHEREx experiment (see The postdoc is expected to spend most of their time on SPHEREx tasks, but may also be involved in personal or other projects in RIT’s Experimental Cosmology Lab (examples include the TIME sub-mm spectrometer and the CIBER-2 sounding rocket). If of interest, RIT permits postdoctoral researchers to be primary instructor on undergraduate Physics and Astronomy courses, which can be negotiated as part of a plan of work.

A successful candidate must hold a PhD in astronomy, physics (experiment), or a related field by the starting date of the position. Experience in astronomical instrumentation or data analysis, whether on ground-based, sub-orbital, or orbital, is preferred. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and the names of three references, with the package prepared as suggested in the AAS Postdoctoral Application Guidelines ( The application should be submitted online at; search openings, then search for position number 5443BR.

Complete applications received by 31 January 2021 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. The earliest starting date of the appointment is August 2021. The appointment is initially for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2020 Dec 17
Application Deadline
2021 Feb 01
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