Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
To event remaining 8 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
Georgia State University
Department Name: 
Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA)
City: 
Mount Wilson
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal: 
91023
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) at Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Posting #19001206). CHARA operates the CHARA Array, an optical/IR, long baseline interferometer located at Mount Wilson Observatory (http://www.chara.gsu.edu/). We are planning a re-design and the construction of the CLIMB beam combiner using a new, low noise detector, and the postdoctoral associate would be involved in all facets of this initiative, including optical design, implementation, installation of the new camera, and development of software for instrument control and data reduction.

This position is fully supported for three years. The workplace will be the Mount Wilson Observatory north of Los Angeles, California. The majority of effort will be devoted to the CLIMB project, but the associate will be encouraged to pursue independent research with the CHARA Array interferometer.

Applicants should have the following basic qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or closely related field; (2)  Expertise in instrument development and/or interferometry; (3) Evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative effort; (4) A working knowledge of GNU/Linux and C-programming.

Applications should include: (1) A CV, including a publication list; (2) A statement of the candidate’s research interests and how the research fits into the work of the CHARA Array; (3) Contact information for at least three references.

Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Theo ten Brummelaar (theo@chara-array.org) or Dr. Douglas Gies (gies@chara.gsu.edu).

Applications received by November 1, 2019, will receive full consideration. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

To apply for this position, please visit this web site: https://gsu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl

Included Benefits: 

Benefits Eligbilbe Position. 

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Theo ten Brummelaar
Title: 
Director of CHARA Array
Institution/Company: 
Georgia State UNiversity
Department Name: 
Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA)
City: 
Mount Wilson
State/Province: 
California
Zip/Postal Code: 
91023
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
626-796-8607
Email: 
theo@chara-array.org
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Theo ten Brummelaar
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Position #19001206)
Email: 
theo@chara-array.org