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Other Opportunities (Postdocs, Staff, etc.)

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in Mineral physics.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position to carry out high-pressure research as a member of the mineral physics group (www.DanShimLab.info) at ASU.  The researcher will carry out experiments for understanding reactions between hydrogen and minerals (silicates and metals) and between water and minerals at high pressure and high temperature in laser-heated diamond-anvil cell, expected to operate the hydrogen gas loading system at ASU.  The researcher will conduct experiments at synchrotron facilities and ASU, will analyze data and develop models for applications of experimental results for understanding the interiors of terrestrial, gas giants, and ice giants in the solar-system and exoplanets, and will travel for synchrotron experiments and for presenting research results at scientific conferences.

SESE is an interdisciplinary department, bringing together all of Earth and space science at ASU, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, and geology. 

The initial appointment is being made on a fiscal year, full-time appointment 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 desired start date is July 1, 2020. This position comes with a competitive salary, funding for academic travel, and full health insurance coverage. 

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, materials science or related field by the start date.

Desired qualifications include a background in laser-heated diamond-anvil cell, synchrotron X-ray techniques, Raman spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy.  Experience in crystallography data analysis is strongly desired. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/74882 to include the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references
  • A curriculum vitae with a publication list
  • A statement of past research accomplishments and future research goals (three pages or less)

Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be April 23, 2020.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

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

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. 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.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

 In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf 

You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

  

Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar to conduct research with the Experiment to Detect the Global EoR Signature (EDGES).  We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates who may contribute to the project through instrument development, data analysis, and/or astrophysical interpretation of observations.  The full-time, fiscal year position includes an annual stipend of $64,000 with health benefits. A relocation allowance will be provided.

The EDGES team is embarking on the development of the next generation of the instrument, with a focus on reducing systematic effects that are potential limiting factors in redshifted 21cm global measurements of cosmic dawn.  Research questions that we anticipate addressing include the development and verification of an automated radio-frequency calibration network, improvements to receiver performance, wideband antenna designs, and ground plane configurations to minimize chromatic beam effects.   We also anticipate investigating approaches for optimal parameter estimation using multiple datasets and evidence-based model selection.

Essential duties of the position: The successful applicant will conduct original research, 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. 

Arizona State University is one of the most dynamic institutions of higher learning in the United States.  Faculty and 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 a founding member in the Giant Magellan Telescope.  The radio astronomy instrumentation group at ASU is a partner in the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array (OVRO-LWA), and the Simons Observatory (SO) and is participating in the CMB-S4 consortium and several NASA balloon-borne missions, including STO-2, GUSTO, BLAST-TNG, TIM, EXCLAIM, and ASTHROS. 

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

To apply, please submit to http://apply.interfolio.com/70126 the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a research statement not longer than five pages including figures and references; 3) a current CV; and 4) the names and contact details of three references.  

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 16, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

Background check is required for employment.

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

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf.  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.