Postdoctoral Researcher in 21 cm Cosmology Antenna Design – Radio Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2023
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California, Berkeley
Department Name: 
Radio Astronomy Laboratory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher, for research projects directed by
Professor Aaron Parsons. Research in the lab addresses the electromagnetic design, modeling, and optimization of radio antennas for measuring the cosmic
21cm signal from cosmic reionization.

The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to work collaboratively with a research team to design and model radio antennas that meet the specifications of
the EIGSEP experiment. The candidate will also be assisting with experiment design, data analyses, and the preparation of research for publication. In addition,
the postdoctoral researcher will play a lead role in the supervision of young research participants. Furthermore, they will be responsible for organizing and
leading field deployments for testing antenna performance against simulations.

Designing and optimizing the EIGSEP experiment and specifications
Assisting with data analysis and the preparation of research for publication
May be responsible for supervising undergraduate and graduate students in research and purchasing equipment
Will be responsible for leading field deployments of the EIGSEP experiment

Candidates should have a strong background in electromagnetic modeling with standard commercial software packages (e.g. CST, FEKO, WIPLD, or
At least 2 years of coursework in astrophysics or electrical engineering
A strong background in programming and software engineering
Experience with machine-learning frameworks and parameter optimization
Experience with GPU programming frameworks
Strong oral and written communication skills

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Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$71952.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, November 3, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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