The University of California San Diego is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to work on cosmic microwave background (CMB) science, primarily instrumentation development for a future satellite mission. The LiteBIRD CMB satellite mission (http://litebird.jp/eng/) was recently selected by ISAS/JAXA as a large strategic mission to launch in the 2020s. UC San Diego's Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (http://cass.ucsd.edu) is contributing cryogenic detector and readout instrumentation to the satellite. Funding for development of this hardware is for two years, with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and will be familiar with astronomical instrumentation.
The CMB program at UC San Diego (https://cosmology.ucsd.edu/projects.php) is also part of the leadership of the ground-based experiments POLARBEAR and the Simons Observatory (https://simonsobservatory.org/). The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work on aspects of these project, and with the other faculty at UC San Diego working on experimental and theoretical issues in CMB science, including Brian Keating, Raphael Flauger, Daniel Green, and George Fuller.
Please submit an electronic application containing a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to email@example.com. For full consideration, submit all material by August 15, 2019.
UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholar benefits are described at the link below
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