A recent PhD degree in Astronomy, Optics or relevant field will be required. The postdoctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Profs Ren and Christian. He/She will develop the polarimeter instrument for solar high-resolution imaging and solar magnetic field measurements, which involve optical system test, opto-mechanical assembly, and on-site instrument test at the California State University Northridge (CSUN) and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). This is a joint project between CSUN and BBSO/New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Software programming skills, such as the LabVIEW and Matlab programming, are highly desirable. Knowledge of astronomical or optical instrument test, alignment and development is needed. A US driver’s license to be able to drive between the CSUN and the BBSO is a plus.
This is a two-year position, currently supported by two grants from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), with the possibility to extend for another year, depending on the availability of the funding. As a California State University employee, this position includes all the staff benefits provided by the university, including health and dental insurances, as well as holidays and university vacations.
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