CMB-S4 Jobs
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Open opportunities for CMB-S4-related positions
This page is for advertising positions related to CMB research, e.g., postdocs, faculty, laboratory and technical positions. To post positions, send description and link to C. Reichardt.

 
LSST Instrumentalist position at SLAC
Review begins Jun 20, 2019
A postdoctoral research associate position is now open at SLAC on the LSST camera team. CMB instrumentalists are well-suited for this role, and there are opportunities for involvement in the Dark Energy Science Collaboration.Learn more and apply

 
SPT-3G 2020 Winter-Over (two positions)
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) Winter-over will be a member of a two-person crew located at the NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station in Antarctica. The crew will be responsible for the hands-on maintenance and operation of the SPT. The crew will participate in the preliminary analysis of the astronomical data and is an integral part of the SPT collaboration. A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months, is required. The position begins in December 2019 and ends in November 2020.Learn more and apply.

 
South Pole MAPO Machinist
The South Pole Machinist operates and maintains the MAPO machine shop, which is located in the Dark Sector Laboratory of the NSF Amundsen-Scott research station at the South Pole in Antarctica. The Machinist works as part of a team to provide on-site machinist services to scientists and engineers from several universities. A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months, is required. The position begins 1/15/20 and ends 11/30/20.Learn more and apply.

 
Cosmic Microwave Background Instrumentation for the LiteBIRD Satellite
Deadline: Aug 15, 2019
The University of California San Diego is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to work on cosmic microwave background (CMB) science, primarily instrumentation development for a future satellite mission. The LiteBIRD CMB satellite mission (http://litebird.jp/eng/) was recently selected by ISAS/JAXA as a large strategic mission to launch in the 2020s. UC San Diego's Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (http://cass.ucsd.edu) is contributing cryogenic detector and readout instrumentation to the satellite. Funding for development of this hardware is for two years, with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy or physics and will be familiar with astronomical instrumentation.

The CMB program at UC San Diego (https://cosmology.ucsd.edu/projects.php) is also part of the leadership of the ground-based experiments POLARBEAR and the Simons Observatory. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work on aspects of these project, and with the other faculty at UC San Diego working on experimental and theoretical issues in CMB science, including Brian Keating, Raphael Flauger, Daniel Green, and George Fuller.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Kam Arnold at arnold@ucsd.edu.Learn more

 
Postdoctoral Fellow in Cosmology at Harvard
Deadline: Dec 1, 2019
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position starting in the Fall of 2020 or before in the field of theoretical/numerical cosmology to be based at the Physics Department at Harvard University. The successful applicant will work in collaboration with Prof. Cora Dvorkin and will interact with the rest of the physics and astrophysics community at Harvard University.

The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to carry out research broadly related to testing fundamental physics with cosmological data. The duration of the postdoctoral appointment is up to three years, with renewable one-year terms.Learn more and apply

 
Site Engineers/Technicians - Simons Observatory (San Pedro, Chile)
The Simons Observatory is a new mm-wave observatory being built in Northern Chile near San Pedro de Atacama that will observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to better understand the history and fundamental physics of the universe. We plan to start construction in April of 2019. For more information about this observatory, see http://simonsobservatory.org.

The Site Engineers/Technicians will report to the site manager. They will be responsible for execution of the construction of the site as directed by the site manager. Successful site engineers/technicians may have the opportunity to stay on after construction is complete to maintain operations of the observatory, which are planned through 2027 or later. There are two positions open.

If you are interested in these positions, please contact Kam Arnold, faculty at the University of California, San Diego, at arnold@ucsd.edu.Learn more

 
Site Manager - Simons Observatory (San Pedro, Chile)
The Simons Observatory is a new mm-wave observatory being built in Northern Chile near San Pedro de Atacama that will observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to better understand the history and fundamental physics of the universe. We plan to start construction in April of 2019. For more information about this observatory, see http://simonsobservatory.org.

The Site Manager will be responsible will be responsible for helping develop the plan for the Simons Observatory (SO) site, managing the execution of the Chilean part of that plan, and managing the site- related logistical operation of the SO. The successful candidate will be responsible for contacting and managing vendors, subcontracts, contract personnel, and the site engineers/technicians. They will be responsible for creating detailed work breakdown structures and sub-project plans, and presenting them to Professor Arnold and the SO planning committee for approval. A successful site manager may have the opportunity to stay on after construction is complete to manage operation of the observatory, which are planned through 2027 or later.

If you are interested in the position, please contact Kam Arnold, faculty at the University of California, San Diego, at arnold@ucsd.edu.Learn more

 
Detector fabrication position at Argonne
Argonne is seeking a Microfabrication Technologist to join the staff of the High Energy Physics Division. This position will assist in the development of new micro/nano-electronics fabrication processes and carry out the day to day production of detectors in a cleanroom facility.Learn more and apply