Postdoctoral Position in Instrumentation for CMB and 21cm OBSERVATIONAL COSMOLOGY (physics, electrical engineering, or astro background) - JRID45963

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
October 31, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
November 1, 2013
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
McGill University
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Matt Dobbs
McGill University
Street Address Line 1: 
Rutherford Physics Building, Room 108
Street Address Line 2: 
3600 University St.
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Job Announcement Text: 

The Cosmology Instrumentation Group at McGill ( focuses on the design, construction, deployment, and analysis of experiments which probe the origin, constituents, and fate of the universe at millimetre and radio wavelengths.

The group has a new postdoctoral research opportunity for an individual to contribute to the instrumentation development for the CHIME 21cm radio telescope and/or the readout system for CMB polarization experiments (focusing on the South Pole Telescope and/or POLARBEAR).

The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the development of instrumentation for one or more of these projects. Candidates with demonstrated experience in FPGA firmware development and/or TES detectors/readout are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a PhD in physics, electrical engineering, or astronomy.

The position may commence immediately (start date is negotiable, though within 1 year). Salary will be commensurate with experience and be competitive with leading international research centers. Review of applications will begin in immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply for a McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (see posting in AAS job register) in tandem with their applications for this position. Candidates interested in observational cosmology who do not have an instrumentation background are encouraged to apply for the fellowships as well.

Please send a CV, list of publications, and statement of significant research contributions electronically (in pdf format) to:       Prof. Matt Dobbs   <>  and ask three references to email letters of recommendation directly to the same address.

McGill is an English speaking university located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a bilingual multicultural city with a European flavour. McGill is one of Canada's leading research universities. Prof. Dobbs' Cosmology Instrumentation group presently includes two postdocs, three electrical engineers, six graduate students, and several undergraduates.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral researchers at McGill enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see .