StanfordCMB -postdoc

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Chao-Lin Kuo