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 (http://litebird.jp/eng/)
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 (http://cass.ucsd.edu)
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 (https://cosmology.ucsd.edu/projects.php) 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.