Postdoctoral Scholar in Experimental Cosmology

University of California Berkeley Department of Physics

United States

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

Job #JPF02886
  • Physics / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical & Physical Sciences / UC Berkeley

Application Window

Open date: April 23rd, 2021

Next review date: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

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, Adrian.Lee@berkeley.edu or Akito Kusaka, akito@berkeley.edu For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Christy Welden at cwelden@berkeley.edu

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Publications List
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

Job location

Berkeley, CA
 


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