Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar to conduct research with the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature (EDGES). We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates who may contribute to the project through instrument development, data analysis, and/or astrophysical interpretation of observations. The full-time, fiscal year position includes an annual stipend of $64,000 with health benefits. A relocation allowance will be provided.
The EDGES team is embarking on the development of the next generation of the instrument, with a focus on reducing systematic effects that are potential limiting factors in redshifted 21cm global measurements of cosmic dawn. Research questions that we anticipate addressing include the development and verification of an automated radio-frequency calibration network, improvements to receiver performance, wideband antenna designs, and ground plane configurations to minimize chromatic beam effects. We also anticipate investigating approaches for optimal parameter estimation using multiple datasets and evidence-based model selection.
Essential duties of the position: The successful applicant will conduct original research, document results and write journal articles, and present at scientific meetings.
Minimum Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but no earlier than five years before the start date, (2) demonstrated record of research accomplishment in a related field.
Desired Qualifications: (1) Relevant experience in radio instrumentation and observations, signal processing, statistical data analysis, and/or software development, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.
Arizona State University is one of the most dynamic institutions of higher learning in the United States. Faculty and research groups benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including high performance computing, access to the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5m MMT telescope, 6.5m Magellan telescopes and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona. ASU is a founding member in the Giant Magellan Telescope. The radio astronomy instrumentation group at ASU is a partner in the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array (OVRO-LWA), and the Simons Observatory (SO) and is participating in the CMB-S4 consortium and several NASA balloon-borne missions, including STO-2, GUSTO, BLAST-TNG, TIM, EXCLAIM, and ASTHROS.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.
To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70126 the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a research statement not longer than five pages including figures and references; 3) a current CV; and 4) the names and contact details of three references.
Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 16, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.
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