Postdoctoral Scholar - Experimental Cosmology

Location
San Francisco
Posted
Apr 24, 2021
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Postdoctoral Scholar - Experimental Cosmology - University of California, Berkeley - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral researcher in the area of cosmic microwave background experiment, with extensive experience in instrumentation and data analysis. This position will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for a third year, depending upon performance and availability of funding. The expected start date is Spring 2021. This is a full-time, 100% appointment.

This position will be in Adrian Lee's group in the Physics Department of UC Berkeley. The group focuses on observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The research in this position will be focused on developing the Small Aperture Telescopes (SATs) of the Simons Observatory where one of the SATs is being built at Berkeley/LBNL. The SATs have compact refractive optics with a 42 cm diameter aperture. The 100 mK focal planes are instrumented with Horn- or Planar-Antenna-Coupled, dichroic, Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) bolometer arrays. The TESes are readout using a microwave MUX system.

Basic qualifications: (Required at the time of application)
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or be in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: (Required by start date)
Candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start date of the job.

Candidates should have no more than three years of previous postdoctoral experience . Candidates who will have more than three years of previous postdoctoral experience by their start date in 2021 should apply for the Assistant Project Scientist position; https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02884

Preferred qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Physics in experimental cosmology. Expertise in cryogenics, optics, TES detectors, multiplexed readout, and data analysis is desirable.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range: $54,540 to $65,292 (full-time, 100% rate). Starting salary will commensurate with experience.

For information on Postdoctoral Scholar benefits, please visit Gallagher Benefit Services: https://clients.garnett-powers.com/pd/uc/

This position is in a represented bargaining unit.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02886

This position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Adrian Lee, [email protected] or Akito Kusaka, [email protected] For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Christy Welden at [email protected]

Should letters be requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy prior to submitting their letters.

Diversity statement:
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

Family friendly statement:
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscriminatioHarassmentAffirmAction








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