Postdoctoral Scholar in Cosmic Microwave Background Instrumentation

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of California San Diego
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Drive 0424
Street Line 2: 
Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
City: 
La Jolla
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
92093-0424
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 arnold@ucsd.edu. Also please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to arnold@ucsd.edu. For full consideration, submit all material by August 15, 2019.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience
Included Benefits: 

UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholar benefits are described at the link below

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, September 16, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Kam Arnold
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Physics
Institution/Company: 
University of California San Diego
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
9500 Gilman Drive 0424
City: 
La Jolla
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
92093-0424
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
510-717-2321
Email: 
arnold@ucsd.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
1451
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kam Arnold
Subject: 
CMB Instrumentation Postdoc Position
Email: 
arnold@ucsd.edu