Carnegie Mellon University

Physics at CMU is expanding.

Applications are now open for the following positions.

Current Faculty Openings

Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Experiment

Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure track position in experimental condensed matter physics. With this position, and additional openings in condensed matter theory and in Materials Science and Engineering, CMU seeks to build upon its strength in quantum electronic materials. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong independent research program that brings synergy with condensed matter-related activities across the Pittsburgh region.

For full consideration, apply by November 12, 2021

Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure track position in theoretical condensed matter physics. With this position, and additional openings in condensed matter experiment and in Materials Science and Engineering, CMU seeks to build upon its strength in quantum electronic materials. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong independent research program that brings synergy with condensed matter-related activities across the Pittsburgh region.

For full consideration, apply by November 12, 2021

Faculty Position in Astrophysics/Cosmology

The Department of Physics invites applications for a new full time faculty position in astrophysics/cosmology. We seek outstanding individuals in computation/theory or observation/instrumentation who will complement and expand the current activities of the McWilliams Center for Cosmology. Candidates from all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates who will best leverage current interdisciplinary activities including those across the Physics, Statistics and Data Science, Computer Science, and Engineering Departments at CMU.

For full consideration, apply by December 15, 2021

Current Post-Doctoral Openings

McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellowship

McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellows are part of CMU’s McWilliams Center for Cosmology. The McWilliams Center synergizes research of the CMU’s Departments of Physics, Computer Science, Machine Learning, and Statistics, and enjoys close relationships with the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. McWilliams Fellows are expected to carry out their own programs of original research, independently or in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students.

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Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Experiment

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Prof. Benjamin Hunt. The project will center around topological systems and quantum spin liquids in two-dimensional materials. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in experimental condensed-matter physics or a related field, and preferably will have experience in nanofabrication; assembly of heterostructures of two-dimensional materials; and low-temperature measurement.

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Current Staff Openings

Research Scientist

Carnegie Mellon Department of Physics is looking to fill Research Scientist positions to design, build, and support cloud-based and high performance computing analysis frameworks that can store, search, analyze and annotate data of the volume and complexity of the LSST data. These positions are part of the LSST Corporation LINCC Frameworks, an ambitious 5-year program to provide advances in software infrastructure needed to enable the community's analysis tools to work at the scale and complexity demanded by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) data.

Apply by January 5, 2021

Project Scientist

Carnegie Mellon Department of Physics has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Project Scientist for the LINCC Frameworks who will lead the development, testing and deployment of scalable analysis pipelines to enable science with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).

Apply by January 5, 2021

Senior Software Manager

The Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), which will be carried out by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, is the flagship ground-based astronomical survey of the 2020s. We are looking for a seasoned and experienced Senior Software Manager to build and lead a distributed team of software engineers to design and build a cloud-based analysis framework that can store, search, analyze and annotate data of the volume and complexity of the LSST data.

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Senior Administrative Coordinator

The Physics Department within MCS is seeking a full time Senior Administrative Coordinator.  In this role you will have a broad impact on the operation of this dynamic department as you provide support for the Department Head and Business Manager.

Full details here