The Department of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research seek applications for a
postdoctoral associate in the areas of astrophysics, astrobiology, machine learning and/or optical time
series analysis. The expected start date is no later than September 1, 2021.
The collaboration will include observations of targets identified by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey
Satellite (TESS) team using Breakthrough Listen assets, as well as examination of TESS light curves to
identify photometric anomalies. The incumbent will be expected to serve as a lead scientist in the
Breakthrough Listen /TESS team collaboration, including participation in the development of state-of-the-
art novel algorithms and observing techniques at radio, infrared and/or optical wavelengths.
The position is for one year, full time, with renewal contingent on performance & funding. The position
will be open until filled.
For more information about the position, including required qualifications & application materials go to
Contact information for questions: Emily Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.