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Postdoctoral Scholar in Isotope Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Isotope Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science.

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral position to work in collaboration with Dr. Maitrayee Bose and Dr. Richard Hervig.

The NSF-supported National SIMS Facility at ASU has an opening for a prestigious Postdoctoral Scholar position. The NanoSIMS laboratory, part of the ASU-SIMS facility, is used by a wide range of users in cosmochemistry, geology and geochemistry, microbiology, and engineering. The postdoc can work with Drs. Maitrayee Bose and Richard Hervig on a variety of NanoSIMS applications.

We are looking for candidates who aim to develop NanoSIMS methodologies that can advance the analytical capabilities of the instrument. The other responsibilities of the candidate will include helping users perform analyses of planetary, volcanic samples, or biological samples. The candidate is expected to assist in routine maintenance and repair of the electronic, vacuum, and software components with the help of Cameca service engineers.

Early expressions of interest and inquiries can be sent directly to mbose2@asu.edu.

More information about the department can be found at https://sese.asu.edu.

The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources. The start date is January 15, 2019 and is negotiable. This position comes with a competitive salary and a full health insurance coverage.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or Geology by the start date. Experience in Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (NanoSIMS, xf series, or 1270 series) is mandatory. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree. They should possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications include a background in isotopic analysis of terrestrial and planetary materials using NanoSIMS.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to mbose2@asu.edu incorporating (1) a cover letter that states why we should hire you, (2) the research problem you would like to work on during the three-year period, and (3) a CV with publication list. Please ask three references to email their letters to mbose2@asu.edu.

Complete applications will be reviewed on November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX


Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Radio Instrumentation and/or Signal Processing (Job #12639)

The radio astronomy group at ASU invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar to conduct research on efficient, scalable signal processing for large interferometer arrays and fast transient detection and/or to develop instrumentation for redshifted 21cm experiments to improve calibration for arrays and global signal experiments.

The position includes an annual stipend of $63,000 with health benefits. A relocation allowance will be provided.

ASU leads the development of the EPIC correlator, which is an imaging aperture-plane radio back-end that scales in computational cost as N log(N) in antenna number. It enables continuous real-time, all-sky imaging with time resolutions in the tens of microseconds for large, dense radio arrays. A GPU accelerated version of EPIC is currently deployed on the Long Wavelength Array (LWA) station in Sevilleta, New Mexico and collecting data.  A project for a potential postdoc is to optimize the algorithm and implementation and to develop and deploy a real-time transient detection backend.  

Instrumentation efforts focus on the reduction of systematic effects that are limiting factors in redshifted 21cm global and power spectrum cosmology measurements. These include:  (1) the development of the next-generation of the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature (EDGES) instrument, including an automated calibration network, improved receiver performance, and new wideband antenna design, and (2) implementation of the ECHO system to map beam patterns of low-frequency antennas and dishes with high-accuracy for EDGES, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), and other arrays by flying a transmitter over the antenna or array and optimally assembling thousands of individual samples to build complete coverage of the beam pattern.

Essential duties of the position: The successful applicant will conduct original research in radio astronomy measurements at low frequencies, document results and write journal articles, and present at scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but no earlier than five years before the start date, (2) demonstrated record of research accomplishment in a related field.

Desired Qualifications: (1) Relevant experience in radio instrumentation and observations, signal processing, statistical data analysis, and/or software development, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.  

Established in 2006, SESE is the focal point of astrophysics at Arizona State University, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the United States.  An essential part of SESE's mission is to make new discoveries by promoting interdisciplinary science and by integrating science and engineering.

SESE faculty and their research groups benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities including high performance computing, access to the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5m MMT telescope, 6.5m Magellan telescopes and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona. ASU is also a founding member in the Giant Magellan Telescope and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA).

Additional resources are available.  We encourage broad, transdisciplinary collaborations between SESE astronomers, planetary scientists, Earth scientists, and engineers.

To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter that references the Job number 12639; (2) a research statement not longer than five pages including figures and reference; (3) a current CV; and (4) the names and contact details of three references.  Email the PDF of these application materials to Prof. Judd Bowman, judd.bowman@asu.edu.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 17, 2018; if not filled, reviews will continue weekly until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by the law.

http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 and http://www.asu.edu/titleIX

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in 21cm Data Analysis (Job #12640)

The radio astronomy group at ASU invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar to conduct research on redshifted 21cm observations of the cosmic dawn and epoch of reionization from the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature (EDGES) and/or the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA). 

The position includes an annual stipend of $63,000 with health benefits. A relocation allowance will be provided.

The successful candidate will work on self-directed projects in collaboration with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at ASU and partner institutions.  Opportunities will be available to analyze the 21cm power spectrum, fit galaxy evolution and fundamental physics models to global 21cm measurements, identify and remove foregrounds from observations, and forecast results from current and upgraded instruments, along with additional related investigations.  For a successful candidate particularly interested in working on EDGES data analysis, the candidate may choose to split time between ASU and MIT Haystack Observatory, if desired.

Essential duties of the position: The successful applicant will conduct original research in radio astronomy measurements at low frequencies, collaborate with teams, document results and write journal articles, and present at scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but no earlier than five years before the start date, (2) demonstrated record of research accomplishment in a related field.

Desired Qualifications: (1) Relevant experience in radio instrumentation and observations, signal processing, statistical data analysis, and/or software development, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.  

Established in 2006, SESE is the focal point of astrophysics at Arizona State University, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the United States.  An essential part of SESE's mission is to make new discoveries by promoting interdisciplinary science and by integrating science and engineering.

SESE faculty and their research groups benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities including high performance computing, access to the 2x8.4m Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5m MMT telescope, 6.5m Magellan telescopes and a host of 2m-class telescopes owned and operated by the State of Arizona. ASU is also a founding member in the Giant Magellan Telescope and the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA).

Additional resources are available.  We encourage broad, transdisciplinary collaborations between SESE astronomers, planetary scientists, Earth scientists, and engineers.

To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter that references the Job number 12640; (2) a research statement not longer than five pages including figures and reference; (3) a current CV; and (4) the names and contact details of three references.  Email the PDF of these application materials to Prof. Danny Jacobs, dcjacob2@asu.edu.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 17, 2018; if not filled, reviews will continue weekly until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by the law.

http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 and http://www.asu.edu/titleIX