Postdoctoral Position in CMB at Stanford University
The Kuo group at Stanford University invites applicants for a postdoctoral position in cosmic microwave background (CMB) instrumentation. A successful applicant should possess a strong record of achievements in design, realization, and operation of millimeter-wave astrophysical instruments and the ability to effectively manage and deploy a technically complex and challenging experiment.
Opportunities include playing a leading role in the development of the AliCPT-1 receiver, a 72-cm aperture cold refractor capable of hosting up to nineteen 6-in dichroic modules operating at 95/150 GHz. AliCPT-1 is a fully funded collaboration between Stanford and the Institute of High Energy Physics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and is scheduled to deploy to Ali, Tibet sometime in 2019-2020. It is a unique CMB experiment that will survey the low-foreground regions in the Northern Hemisphere and can serve as a pathfinder experiment for next generation experiments such as CMB-S4. Participation in other CMB projects at Stanford (e.g., BICEP and LiteBIRD) is also a potential opportunity for the successful applicant.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics, astrophysics, or expect to receive their Ph.D. by September 2018. The initial appointment is for a period of 2 years, with possibility of renewal.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, a CV including a list of publications, and 3 letters through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10776.