University of California, Davis, EAGER: Tyson Research Group

Position ID:University of California, Davis-EAGER: Tyson Research Group-PS [#16176, EAGER]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Davis, California 95616, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Instrumentation
Appl Deadline:2020/05/31help popup (posted 2020/03/16, updated 2020/05/18, listed until 2020/05/31)
Position Description:    

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A postdoctoral position in cosmology instrumentation is available with Tony Tyson’s group pursuing cosmology via weak lensing data, and device physics with application to cosmology. The postdoctoral research would include commissioning the Rubin Observatory LSST camera and early access to LSST data. The candidate would immediately join a team investigating the effects of satellite constellations on LSST. We seek candidates with initiative and the ability to work collaboratively. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with existing deep OIR survey data, and the LSST commissioning camera.

The instrumentation research is in a CCD device electro-optic characterization lab studying charge transport in novel thick high resistivity silicon CCDs. A key task is studying the response to bright satellite trails, and its impact on the imaging and science, including simulations of cosmological systematics. Skills in electronics, CCDs and optics are required, as well as a working knowledge of Python.

Familiarity with Rubin Observatory LSST DM Stack software is a plus. Research opportunities can include collaborative algorithm development for cosmology applications, using end-to-end simulations of LSST data.

In addition to collaborating with others in our group and the LSST project, postdoctoral scholars in cosmology at UC Davis have access to the Keck telescopes, as well as full access to the Deep Lens Survey data.

Formal applications should consist of a CV, list of publications, summary of research interests, and names of three references willing to supply letters of recommendation. A Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or astronomy is required, as well as demonstrated laboratory experience. Funding is available for the selected applicant to start immediately.

The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding.

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Further Info:
University of California, Davis
Physics Department
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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