University of California, Davis, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Fellowship ID:UCD-Physics&Astronomy-BPF [#17006]
Fellowship Title: Brinson Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Davis
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Davis, California 95616, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Particle, astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/28, listed until 2021/04/30)

The University of California Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to invite applications for the Brinson Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics (with the University Rank of Postdoctoral Scholar) to begin in the Fall of 2021. The Brinson Prize Fellow is a three-year position.

The Brinson Fellow will join a search for a very low mass dark matter candidate: the dark photon. The experiment is called “Dark E-field Radio”, and the Brinson Fellow will participate in the design of novel RF instrumentation, search strategy, analysis of time-spectrum data from multiple detectors, and spearhead the next phase of the search beyond 1 GHz. Creativity and expertise in RF radiometry, weak signal detection, and RF simulation tools are desired. Involvement with inventing and planning the next generation of laboratory searches for dark matter will be welcome. For details on the experiment see

The department has several groups probing the nature of dark matter, ranging from underground searches, accelerator experiments, to strong and weak gravitational lens probes. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to join our astrophysics group probing the physics of dark matter using Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Members of the UC community enjoy guaranteed access to the Keck telescopes.

Requested information includes 3 references who can independently write a letter of support for the applicant. Supplemental materials (Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Research Statement; List of Publications) should be submitted as PDF files through Academic Jobs Online. If you have any questions, please contact

The position will remain open until filled, however, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by February 1, 2021 and ensure that 3 letters of recommendation are received by February 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021. The position is expected to begin in the Fall of 2021.

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University of California, Davis
Department of Physics & Astronomy
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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