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Project Scientist - University of California, Berkeley - Department of Physics
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time project scientist positon in the area of computational cosmology with an expected start date in summer or fall 2018.

The research scientist will work on the development and deployment of the Simons Observatory (SO) data reduction pipeline. SO is a Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiment that will deploy many tens of thousands of detectors on multiple telescope in the high Atacama Desert in Chile to gather the largest and most sensitive CMB dataset to date. From Chile, the data will be transferred to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for reduction and analysis.

This position is part of the overall SO data management team, which focuses on the reduction of the raw telescope data to well-characterized maps for science exploitation. Specifically, it will involve working with the Berkeley SO Data team to develop and deploy and exercise a computational framework capable of handling the SO data volume and complexity on state-of-the-art High Performance and High Throughput Computing facilities, including NERSC and XSEDE. The incumbent will work collaboratively as part of a distributed team and project schedule, including giving regular oral and written presentations.

Please direct questions to Julian Borrill at borrill@berkeley.edu For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Christy Welden at cwelden@berkeley.eduTo apply

 
Fabrication and Measurement Postdoc Position at NIST
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) has a Fabrication and Measurement postdoctoral position.

The principal objectives are to: Fabricate narrowband optoelectronic devices for the detection of high-speed/mm-wave/terahertz modulated optical signals. Fabrication of devices using microfabrication techniques including photolithography, e-beam lithography, plasma reactive ion etching, and metal deposition techniques. Integration of optoelectronic devices with optics and on-chip electronics.


For more information contact: Rich Chamberlin (richc@boulder.nist.gov); and/or Nate Orloff (nate.orloff@nist.gov).

 
Filter Design Postdoc Position at NIST
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) has a Filter Design postdoctoral position.

The principal objectives are to: Develop narrowband filters for high-speed/mm-wave/terahertz electrical signals generated from optical signals. Fabrication of resonators and manifolds using microfabrication techniques including photolithography, e-beam lithography, plasma reactive ion etching, and metal deposition techniques. Integration of resonators devices with optics and on-chip electronics.


For more information contact: Rich Chamberlin (richc@boulder.nist.gov); and/or Nate Orloff (nate.orloff@nist.gov).

 
Photomixer Postdoctoral Research Positions at NIST
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) has a postdoctoral position focusing on photomixers.

The principal objectives are: Develop narrowband optoelectronic devices for the detection of high-speed/mm-wave/terahertz modulated optical signals for single frequency generation. Fabrication of devices using microfabrication techniques including photolithography, e-beam lithography, plasma reactive ion etching, and metal deposition techniques. Integration of optoelectronic devices with optics and on-chip electronics.


For more information contact: Rich Chamberlin (richc@boulder.nist.gov); and/or Nate Orloff (nate.orloff@nist.gov).

 
Measurement Postdoc Position at NIST
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) has a measurement postdoctoral position.

The principal objectives are to: Perform and develop metrology for the measurement of high-speed/mm-wave/terahertz modulated optical signals, on-chip amplifiers to 1 THz, and filter manifolds. The candidate will use state-of-the-art on-chip measurement techniques from DC to 1 THz. Measurements will include on-wafer scattering parameter measurements, and nonlinear electrical measurements.

For more information contact: Rich Chamberlin (richc@boulder.nist.gov); and/or Nate Orloff (nate.orloff@nist.gov).

 
Postdoctoral or Research Associate position in Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Southern California in the Areas of Instrumentation and Analysis
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Experimental Cosmology Group at the University of Southern California is looking for a postdoctoral researcher or a research associate to work on the Simons Observatory (SO) and lead the day-to-day activities of the lab.
The group is currently involved in multiple aspects of SO including development of the data acquisition software and hardware, designing the time-ordered-data to maps pipeline, and modelling systematic effects through simulations. We are looking for applicants with a strong background in instrumentation and analysis who can operate independently and integrate quickly into SO. The successful candidate will have latitude to chose which aspects of SO to get involved in and will be expected to mentor graduate students and develop the lab at USC. Collaborations with the theory & data analysis Cosmology group at USC are also encouraged.Learn more

 
Postdoctoral Position in CMB Instrumentation at Stanford University
Open until filled.
The Kuo group at Stanford University invites applicants for a postdoctoral position in cosmic microwave background (CMB) instrumentation. A successful applicant should possess a strong record of achievements in design, realization, and operation of millimeter-wave astrophysical instruments and the ability to effectively manage and deploy a technically complex and challenging experiment.

Opportunities include playing a leading role in the development of the AliCPT-1 receiver, a 72-cm aperture cold refractor capable of hosting up to nineteen 6-in dichroic modules operating at 95/150 GHz. AliCPT-1 is a fully funded collaboration between Stanford and the Institute of High Energy Physics (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and is scheduled to deploy to Ali, Tibet sometime in 2019-2020. It is a unique CMB experiment that will survey the low-foreground regions in the Northern Hemisphere and can serve as a pathfinder experiment for next generation experiments such as CMB-S4. Participation in other CMB projects at Stanford (e.g., BICEP and LiteBIRD) is also a potential opportunity for the successful applicant.Learn more and apply

 
Software Architect, Simons Observatory
The Simons Foundation has launched a new computational science organization called the Flatiron Institute. The Flatiron Institute includes three centers — the Center for Computational Astrophysics, the Center for Computational Biology and the Center for Quantum Physics.
The Center for Computational Astronomy (CCA), led by David Spergel, aims to become a focal point for computational astronomy around the world and plans to develop the computational tools needed for calculations, simulations and analyses. In steady state, CCA will be comprised of up to 50–60 researchers.

The Simons Observatory is an international collaboration of approximately 200 scientists and engineers who are building a set of telescopes in the Atacama dedicated to measuring temperature and polarization fluctuations in the microwave background. These measurements should provide our best determination of cosmological parameters, probe the growth and evolution of large-scale structure and have the potential to detect gravitational waves emitted during the first moments of the universe’s expansion.

The Software Architect will report to the director of CCA, David Spergel, and to the project manager for the Simons Observatory, Andrew Bazarko. At the Flatiron Institute, they will be part of an exciting research environment that will include approximately 55 computational astrophysicists and over 100 computational scientists spread between the Scientific Computing Core and the other computational centers.For more information and to apply