Last review date:November 6th, 2018 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: November 21st, 2018 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: Assistant Specialist - Department of Physics Location: University of California, Berkeley Salary: $49,700 to $50,700 (12 months, 100% time) Anticipated Start Date: December 2018
The Lee group conducts experimental research on the cosmic microwave background, building telescopes, deploying them, and using measured data to constrain cosmological parameters.
Applications are invited for an Assistant Specialist in cryogenics and detector research, at 100% time with an anticipated start date in December 2018. This is a year-long position with no expectation of renewal. The Specialist is expected to develop and maintain specialized instruments: cryogenic systems for cooling optical elements and detectors, including the development, construction, and integration of liquid-driven and pulse-tube driven cryostats; readout and monitoring systems for cryostats, such as thermometry and SQuID amplifiers; and optical measurement systems such as beam mappers and fourier transform spectrometers, including integration with cryogenic test systems and testing of prototype detectors and filters. The Specialist is also expected to mentor undergraduate and new graduate students working on projects with the Specialist.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and work with members of the Lee and Holzapfel groups at UC Berkeley.
BS/BA or equivalent international degree in Physics or Mechanical Engineering required at the time of application.
(Required by the start date of the position)
Experience with SolidWorks computer modeling software.
Experience with cryogenics and optics in an experimental laboratory setting
Experience working with machinists and designing large physical equipment
Theoretical knowledge of cryogenics, optics, and physical cosmology
Experience mentoring undergraduate or new graduate students in a research setting
Applications must include: cover letter, most recently updated CV, and statement of research. Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. The position is open until filled.
Letters of reference, copies of scholarly transcripts or B.S. degree and additional materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Pease 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.
Diversity statement: The Department of Physics is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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