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 DE analysis.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.

 
CMB Polarization Postdoc or Engineer at IFCA, Spain
Deadline: Jun 1, 2019
We are offering seven postdoc positions at our institute in the framework of the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Program (http://ifca.unican.es/mdm). We are particularly interested in international candidates. Two of the seven areas are:

- CMB Polarization: (postdoctoral or engineering) to work on microwave instrumentation for CMB experiments
- Dark Universe: (postdoc) the hidden nature/constituents of the universe, exploiting synergies between Astrophysics and particle physics.

Enquiries on the application procedures can be directed to mdmifca-info@ifca.unican.esLearn more

 
Cosmic Microwave Background Postdoctoral Scholar at Berkeley Lab
For full consideration, apply by May 10, 2019
Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for a Cosmic Microwave Background Postdoctoral Scholar. You will work on detector and readout development for Cosmic Microwave Background experiments under the direction of the group leader.



What You Will Do:
* Work on instrumentation for Cosmic Microwave Background experiments with involvement in the design, fabrication, characterization, and analysis of the instrument.

* Conduct original research independently and in collaboration.

* Interact with LBNL and other investigators working on similar or related scientific problems.

* Prepare research papers for publication.

* Present research findings at seminars and conferences.



Additional Responsibilities as needed:

* May mentor Ph.D. students.

* Other duties as assigned.Learn more and apply

 
Simons Observatory Software Engineer Position
The Simons Observatory (SO) is a new-generation Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) observatory being built in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Funded by the Simons Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation, the observatory will consist of three small-aperture telescopes and one large-aperture telescope, observing between 10 and 40 percent of the sky at multiple frequencies. With first-light expected in 2022, the high-fidelity SO data will be a unique window to our universe.

The estimated data volume from the observatory is about 1 petabyte/year, representing roughly an order of magnitude increase over current CMB experiments. The SO data management team is spread over several institutions and is responsible for a variety of challenging tasks: data acquisition and observatory control (Yale), site computation and data transport (U Penn), data characterization and map-making (Center for Computational Astrophysics, Simons Foundation/Princeton/Penn State/UC Berkeley/LBNL), and simulations (Berkeley/LNBL).

The Simons Observatory is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full-time software engineer position, appointed at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist or more senior, based at Princeton University. This is a one year term appointment with the opportunity for renewal.

The SO software engineer will have the broad responsibility of assisting the data management team in the pre-first-light development phase. S/he will provide expert advice on best coding and software development practices, design and run Continuous Integration tasks, develop APIs and optimize software for HPC environments, maintain and distribute core SO libraries, participate in the design of periodic software reviews, and manage general data management issues and database(s) between the SO site and North America computing.

The software engineer is expected to visit the CCA in New York City periodically to interact with the SO data manager, as well as to visit the other data management institutions from time to time. The successful SO software engineer may have the opportunity to continue his/her duties through science observations, which are planned through 2027.


For more information, email Simone Aiola (saiola@flatironinstitute.org) or Andrew Bazarko (bazarko@princeton.edu)Learn more and apply

 
Assistant Professor with CMB focus at KEK
Due date: May 29, 2019
Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies is seeking to fill one assistant professor position with tenure. The successful candidate will belong to the experimental cosmology group and work on the experimental CMB research. This includes R&D of mission instruments and ground test equipment for the LiteBIRD CMB satellite, and data analyses in the Simons Array ground-based CMB project for producing science outcomes as well as making feedback to the future CMB satellite design.

For more information, contact Masashi Hazumi (masashi.hazumi@kek.jp)Learn more (job entry IPNS18-12)

 
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