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Postdoctoral Scholar Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Application Window

Open date: October 13th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 description

The Cosmology group at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) invites applications for a postdoctoral position on the Simons Array (SA) project. The SA receivers will provide maps of Cosmic Microwave Background intensity and polarization with unprecedented sensitivity at small angular scales, enabling a wide variety of science, in particular the measurement of the properties of light relativistic particles such as neutrinos in the early universe. UCSD plays a leading role in the SA project in data analysis and participates in the project at all levels. The position will include analysis of data from the SA receivers deployed to the telescope.

Candidates interested in contributing to any of these areas of this research are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral Scholars will also assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and with outreach and public engagement activities.
The Office of Research Affairs and CASS at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity.

The University of California employs about 5,963 postdoctoral scholars (approx. 1,200 at UCSD) who contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. The postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training. UC's postdoctoral scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC community, including graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and the availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is the exclusive representative of the postdoctoral scholars.

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in cosmology, particle astrophysics, particle physics, astronomy, and related fields. For additional information click this link http://cosmology.ucsd.edu/

Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2021, and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Doctorate degree or its equivalent in project area. Appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge and needs of the ORU.

Preferred qualifications

    Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02882

Help contact: sprosas@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla CA