Planck Postdoctoral Position

The Smoot Group is collaborating on and engaged in the development of the ESA M3 mission Planck Surveyor. As part of that effort we are seeking postdoctoral fellows.

We have an opening for a Post Doctoral Research Physicist beginning Fall of 1997. Funding for the position has been received. The position is in support of the ESA Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) satellite - the PLANCK mission. This mission, scheduled for launch in 2004, will greatly extend our knowledge of the early universe and the critical parameters of cosmology. The research will focus on the development of HEMT radiometers and the instrument hardware as the currently crucial aspect of the experiment. The longer term issues are developing the mission for the optimum scientific return. This requires study of the science, potential systematic errors, calibration, and testing of the developed system with emphasis on the HEMT radiometers. Candidates should have experience in microwave radiometry and some knowledge of CMB anisotropy observations.

Candidate will spend significant time in Los Angeles at TRW and JPL as well work as at Berkeley. TRW is developing the HEMTs (High Electron Mobility Transistor) for the amplifier, receiver, and radiometer. Todd Gaier at JPL will be coordinating the HEMT development work.

You may reach the group by the following routes:
fax: 510-486-7149
e-mail: via address of the form:, e.g.
mail: Astrophysics Group, MS 50-205, LBNL, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720

Apply through the position advertised through the Space Sciences Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley.

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