Postdoctoral Opportunity Posting # 1451

Contact Information
Kam Arnold


About the Position
Postdoctoral Scholar in Cosmic Microwave Background Instrumentation

Physical Sciences


Center for Astrphysics and Space Sciences

Cosmic Microwave Background Instrumentation

The University of California San Diego is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to work on cosmic microwave background (CMB) science, primarily instrumentation development for a future satellite mission. The LiteBIRD CMB satellite mission ( was recently selected by ISAS/JAXA as a large strategic mission to launch in the 2020s. UC San Diego's Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences ( is contributing cryogenic detector and readout instrumentation to the satellite. Funding for development of this hardware is for two years, with the possibility of extension. 


The CMB program at UC San Diego ( is also part of the leadership of the ground-based experiments POLARBEAR and the Simons Observatory. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work on aspects of these project, and with the other faculty at UC San Diego working on experimental and theoretical issues in CMB science, including Brian Keating, Raphael Flauger, Daniel Green, and George Fuller. 

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field, and will be familiar with astronomical instrumentation. 

Commensurate with experience

2 years

Please submit an electronic application containing a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests and experience to Also please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to For full consideration, please submit all material by August 15, 2019.
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