Postdoctoral Scholars: Astronomical Adaptive Optics

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of California, Berkeley
Department Name: 
Astronomy Department
Street Line 1: 
501 Campbell Hall
City: 
Berkeley
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
94720
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Scholars: Astronomical Adaptive Optics - Astronomy Department 

The UC Berkeley Astronomy Department invites applicants for postdoctoral research positions to work with Prof. Jessica R. Lu as member of the project science team for the Keck All-sky Precision Adaptive-optics (KAPA) project. The successful candidate will develop performance predictions, science simulation tools, and calibration techniques such as PSF reconstruction for multiple KAPA science cases including studies of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Center and hunting for stellar-mass black holes using astrometric microlensing. The postdoc will also help conduct the first KAPA commissioning and science verification observations. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the W. M. Keck Observatory and KAPA science team members from UC, Caltech, and Univ. of Hawaii. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to mentor students, interact with UC Berkeley faculty, design and test new AO experiments, and participate in observing programs using University of California facilities (Keck and Lick). 

The position, starting in Summer or Fall of 2020, is for two years, full time, with renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. 

The positions will be open until filled. 

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02399

Contact information for questions Emily Martinez, emartinez24@berkeley.edu 

The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Included Benefits: 

Funds available (up to $3,000) for relocation expenses

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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emartinez24@berkeley.edu
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Human Resources Partner
Institution/Company: 
University of California, Berkeley
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
501 Campbell Hall
City: 
Berkeley
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
94720
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
510 664 9617
FAX: 
510 642 3411
Email: 
emartinez24@berkeley.edu
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Emily Martinez
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Postdoctoral Scholars: Astronomical Adaptive Optics
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emartinez24@berkeley.edu