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
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