Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in observational cosmology and instrumentation in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Research will be in collaboration with Prof. Nils Halverson in observational studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and/or development of mm-wave detectors and instrumentation. Potential observational projects include cosmological and astrophysical analysis of high-resolution millimeter polarimetry data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) and Polarbear CMB experiments. Hardware opportunities include development of CMB polarization instrumentation for the next-generation multi-chroic polarimetry cameras for SPT, Polarbear, and other future CMB projects, as well as detector development projects in collaboration with NIST-Boulder and other labs. This position also includes opportunities for deployment to remote facilities in Antarctica and the Atacama Desert in Chile for installation and characterization of instrumentation. A doctorate in Physics or Astronomy, and experience with mm-wave instrumentation including cryogenics, detectors, and electronics and/or CMB data analysis is desired. Please send a curriculum vitae with publication list, statement of research interests, selected publications, and three letters of recommendation to Nils Halverson at the address listed. Complete applications received by 15 November 2012 will receive full consideration. The position has a flexible start date, as early as January 2013.
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