Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position with the Physics Department at Washington University in St. Louis to work with Professor Johanna Nagy's group on Cosmic Microwave Background instrumentation and data analysis.Â The Nagy Lab works on a combination of balloon- and ground-based experiments, including Spider, Taurus, and CMB-S4, with a particular emphasis on detector characterization, optical design, telescope calibration, and data analysis.Â The successful candidate will have considerable freedom in choosing their research projects.
The start date canÂ be any time in the 2022Â calendar year and will be coordinated with the PI. This is an up to two year position, renewable for a third year contingent on performance.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Carry out novel research in instrumentation or data analysis for Cosmic Microwave Background experiments, in collaboration with other members of the Nagy Lab.Â
Participate in scientific collaborations including presenting on-going work during telecons and collaboration meetings and preparing key results for publications in scientific journals.
Mentor junior members of the research group and provide guidance on undergraduate and graduate research projects.
Ph.D. in physics or a similar field.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
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