Next review date:October 22nd, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 4th, 2019 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.
The Radio Astronomy lab (RAL) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to work with Professor Aaron Parsons on any area of 21cm cosmology and will interact with his group and the rest of the Berkeley Astronomy community. This position is primarily associated with the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) targeting cosmic reionization, but includes the opportunity to work on smaller experiments as well. The position is for one year, full-time, with renewal for two more years contingent on funding.
The primary responsibilities will be as part of the HERA team, working on instrumentation, data analysis, astrophysical interpretation, and/or simulations. Additional opportunities may be available on smaller experiments, including HYPERION, an interferometer targeting the 21cm global signal, and on legacy data from PAPER, a previous-generation 21 cm tomography experiment.
Basic Qualifications (required at time of application):
To be considered for this position, applicants must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation for receipt of their Ph.D. or equivalent international degree.
Additional Qualifications (required by start date):
A PhD or equivalent international degree.
Record of scientific and/or technical publication.
Experience giving presentation of results to astronomy and/or engineering professionals.
A PhD or equivalent international degree in astronomy, physics, or electrical engineering or related field.
Experience with technical and scientific writing
Familiarity with the astrophysics and cosmology of the high redshift universe
Familiarity with radio observing and interferometric data analysis
Familiarity with statistical techniques, machine learning, etc.
Proficiency in programming in Python and other languages
Participation in promoting constructive department climate and community
Experience with mentorship, teaching, and/or public out reach
Strong work ethic
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work. UC Berkeley offers excellent health and welfare packages. It also has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. Information on available plans and eligibility can be found at: http://www.garnett-powers.com/postdoc/index.htm
Please submit applications electronically at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01918 Applicants should submit a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications; and a statement of prior research, research interests, and plans (maximum 5 pages including all figures and references).
Applicants should also request three letters of reference.
These positions will be open until filled.
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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
Curriculum Vitae - including a list of publications
Statement of prior research, research interest and plans - Maximum 5 pages including all figures and references
3 letters of reference required
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