Barnard College has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate to work on CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the design, construction, and commissioning of a prototype CTA telescope utilizing Schwarzchild-Couder (SC) optics, and in particular working on the upgrade to a full camera for the telescope. The prototype SC telescope is located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) in southern Arizona, USA which is also the site of the VERITAS Observatory. The Barnard College and Columbia University groups are collaborating on several projects related to the prototype SC telescope, and this position will focus in particular on electronics and software for the data acquisition and precessing, camera installation and commissioning.
We anticipate that the successful candidate will be based in New York City. However, substantial travel to FLWO will be required, including for extended periods of time. Travel to the other institutes collaborating in the project may also be necessary to interface with various subsystems.
Applications should be submitted electronically to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/4217 and include cover letter, a CV, Statement of research interests highlighting past experiences and future plans, and contact information for three references.
This a grant funded position for 1 year initially, but may be extended to 2 years pending review.
For questions or further information about the position, please contact either Prof. Reshmi Mukherjee (email@example.com) or Prof. Brian Humensky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Department: Physics & Astronomy
Required Qualification Summary:
Applicants for this position must have their PhD (or be near completion) in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field and should have experience with high-energy astrophysics and/or high energy physics instrumentation, simulation, and data analysis, including strong software development skills.
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