Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Observational Cosmology
Street Line 1: 
MC 367-17
Street Line 2: 
1200 E. California Blvd.
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The experimental cosmology group at Caltech (http://cosmology.caltech.edu/) is offering a postdoctoral position in Cosmic Microwave Background studies. The group, led by Professor Jamie Bock, is currently developing the BICEP Array experiment, a series of 4 microwave telescopes optimized for sensitive measurements of degree-scale polarization, aimed at the detection of B-mode polarization signal from inflationary gravitational waves. The qualified applicant will participate in the analysis of current data from multiple receiver-year observations obtained at the South Pole with the highly-successful predecessors of BICEP Array: BICEP2, Keck Array, and BICEP3. In addition, the applicant may develop new detector arrays for expanded frequency coverage for coming seasons, and technology for larger focal plane arrays for new experiments under development, including balloon- and space-based.  Depending on skills and scientific interest, candidates may participate in the development of TIME, a [CII] tomography experiment designed to probe the epoch of reionization, and possibly of SPHEREx (http://spherex.caltech.edu/), a near-infrared NASA Medium Explorer mission currently in Phase A.

Applicants should have a Ph.D in physics or astronomy with a strong background in instrumentation and data analysis.  Anticipated start date is October 2018. The position is for a term of three (3) years with the possibility of reappointment assuming satisfactory performance and availability of funding. All applications received by March 1st will be considered and the position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should prepare a cover letter, a statement of research interests, CV and publication list as a single PDF with the filename LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_bock-job-2018.pdf. This file attachment should be emailed to bock-job-jan2018@lists.astro.caltech.edu. Emails sent to this address are not otherwise monitored. Please do not send text emails. Applicants should also arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be confidentially submitted to the same email address with the filename LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME-REFEREELASTNAME.pdf. Questions about science should be directed to Lorenzo Moncelsi, moncelsi@caltech.edu. Administrative questions should be directed to Sheri Stoll sstoll@caltech.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Lorenzo Moncelsi
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
Department Name: 
Observational Cosmology
Street Line 1: 
MC 367-17
Street Line 2: 
1200 E. California Blvd.
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
moncelsi@caltech.edu
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Attention To: 
Lorenzo Moncelsi
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics
Email: 
moncelsi@caltech.edu