Undergraduate and Graduate Students

We are always interested in having students work with us; there are possibilities for short-term positions (e.g., summer internships for undergraduate or graduate students) as well as longer-term ones (e.g., PhD projects for graduate students). Argonne’s close relationship to The University of Chicago, as well as a daily shuttle service between the two campuses, makes the opportunity particularly attractive for UChicago students.

The Department of Energy also sponsors a number of opportunities for students interested in collaborating with CPAC scientists including the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and the Science Graduate Student Research program (SGSR). Application deadlines for these programs occur biannually in the spring and fall.

Postdoctoral Positions

CPAC has a strong postdoctoral program and we often have shared positions with other research groups. If you are interested in applying to us, please follow the instructions below. Selected applicants may be sponsored for Mayer Fellowships; candidates with a strong computational background will also be considered for Exascale Computing Project (ECP) fellowships.

Cosmological research within CPAC covers theory, modeling, and observations targeted at dark energy, dark matter, primordial fluctuations, inflation, and neutrinos. Theory, modeling, and analysis efforts emphasize multi-wavelength survey science, cluster cosmology, and large-scale cosmological simulations. The observational effort focuses on participation in optical sky surveys (DES, DESI, LSST, SPHEREx), CMB observations (SPT), and cross-correlations between the two.

Staff members include Matt Becker, Lindsey Bleem, Salman Habib, Andrew Hearin, Katrin Heitmann, Eve Kovacs, Patricia Larsen, and Adrian Pope. Current postdocs are Alex Alarcon, Nicholas Frontiere, Nesar Ramachandra, Esteban Rangel, and Sierra Villarreal; the effort includes a number of graduate and undergraduate students. 

The CPAC Group has strong collaborations with applied mathematicians, computer scientists, and statisticians; access to world-leading supercomputing resources will be available. Interactions with the Experimental Cosmology Group at Argonne and research groups at Fermilab, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University are highly encouraged.

Applicants should send 1) a CV, 2) a brief statement of research interests, and 3) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to [email protected] as soon as possible. Non-email correspondence should be sent to Katrin Heitmann, HEP Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Bldg. 360, Argonne, IL 60439, USA.

A Ph.D. is required but must not have been obtained prior to 2018.

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2020