Research Associate

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization experiment at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Research will be in collaboration with Prof. Nils Halverson's group on instrumentation development, observations, and data analysis for CMB experiments. Potential projects include the South Pole Telescope and POLARBEAR/Simons Array CMB polarization experiments, detector development work in collaboration with NIST, and, pending funding, instrument development for the LiteBIRD CMB polarization satellite mission. A doctorate in Physics or Astronomy, and experience with mm-wave instrumentation including cryogenics, detectors, microwave electronics, and optics are desired.


Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy
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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) Form, and upload the follwing documents: 1-Cover letter; 2-Curriculum Vitae; 3-The document uploaded for the Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4- List of References

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10195 - CASA-Ctr,Astrophys&Space Astro

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 26, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jo Ann Vandel

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00729577


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