Postdoctoral Scholar – Breakthrough Listen/TESS – Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Breakthrough Listen at University of California, Berkeley
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
501 Campbell Hall
Street Line 2: 
UC Berkeley
City: 
Berkeley
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
94720
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02713
Contact information for questions: Emily Martinez, emartinez24@berkeley.edu
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.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Salary commensurate with experience and qualificaiton.
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Emily Martinez
Title: 
HR Partner
Institution/Company: 
UC Berkeley
Street Line 1: 
501 Campbell Hall
Street Line 2: 
UC Berkeley
City: 
Berkeley
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
94720
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
emartinez24@berkeley.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
UC Berkeley
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Emily Martinez
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Scholar – Breakthrough Listen/TESS – Astronomy
Email: 
emartinez24@berkeley.edu