Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Job TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateDepartmentPhysics and AstronomyFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberP19024Open Date10/29/2018Close DateBenefits EligibleYesPosition Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University expects to hire a postdoctoral research associate starting in August 2019. Researchers with interests in theoretical particle physics, cosmology, and particle-astrophysics are encouraged to apply.

This position is initially for two years, with the third year contingent on performance and funding.

Please contact Prof. Andrew Long at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Education RequiredPhD or other Doctoral DegreeMajor/Discipline


Education PreferredExperience RequiredNo experience requiredType of ExperienceExperience Preferred

Research interests that complement the expertise of researchers at Rice including topics such as physics of the Higgs boson, baryogenesis/leptogenesis, cosmological phase transitions, primordial magnetic field, dark matter, inflation & reheating, neutrinos, high-energy astrophysics, compact astrophysics objects, and gravitational waves.

Skills Required

Computing skills at the level of Mathematica.

Skills Preferred

Experience with Scientific Python stack (numpy, scipy, matplotlib, scikit-learn, numba).

Physical Demands


Working Conditions

The applicant will be based in an office at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Security SensitiveYes Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Job Duties

Job Duty NameDescription of Job Duty

- Performs research and publish research papers

Percentage of Time90 Job Duties

Job Duty NameDescription of Job Duty

- Mentors students in workshop organization, and organization of the weekly journal club

Percentage of Time10Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Publications List
  5. Letter of Support
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in physics?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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