Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomical Instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
UC San Diego
Department Name: 
Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Drive
City: 
La Jolla
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
92093
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences (CASS) at UC San Diego seeks an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to collaborate with Prof. Shelley Wright on optical and near-infrared astronomical instrumentation programs. The successful applicant will work in the CASS Optical and Infrared Laboratory and participate in the design and development of the Panoramic SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) instrument program, with opportunities to work on IRIS for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and Liger for W. M. Keck Observatory.

Panoramic SETI is an ambitious new instrumentation program that aims to design and implement a dedicated observatory that is capable of detecting optical and near-infrared fast-transients. IRIS is the first light diffraction-limited near-infrared integral field spectrograph and imager for TMT. Liger is the next generation near-infrared integral field spectrograph currently being design for Keck Observatory.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or engineering by the start of the appointment (early to mid-2019). Preference will be made for those candidates with prior experience in optical/infrared instrumentation with hardware and/or software. The appointment will be for two years initially, with additional year(s) renewal based on performance and funding availability. The position will offer some level of support for independent research, with research and travel funds available. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief (3 page) statement of research interests and experience to saw@physics.ucsd.edu. Three letters of recommendation should also be directly emailed. All materials must be received no later than December 20, 2018.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE

 

Included Benefits: 

Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance coverage is offered through the University for postdocs and their families.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Shelley Wright
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
UC San Diego
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Dr.
City: 
La Jolla
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
92093
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
959-534-3316
Email: 
saw@physics.ucsd.edu