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Postdoctoral Scholar job - Apply Now!

Job #JPF02882

Apply now: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02882/apply
View this position online: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02882


APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: October 13th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date
will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Cosmology group at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) invites applications for a postdoctoral position on the Simons Array (SA) project. The SA receivers will provide maps of Cosmic Microwave Background intensity and polarization with unprecedented sensitivity at small angular scales, enabling a wide variety of science, in particular the measurement of the properties of light relativistic particles such as neutrinos in the early universe. UCSD plays a leading role in the SA project in data analysis and participates in the project at all levels. The position will include analysis of data from the SA receivers deployed to the telescope.

Candidates interested in contributing to any of these areas of this research are encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral Scholars will also assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and with outreach and public engagement activities.

The Office of Research Affairs and CASS at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity.

The University of California employs about 5,963 postdoctoral scholars (approx. 1,200 at UCSD) who contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. The postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training. UC's postdoctoral scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC community, including graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and the availability of funding. The total duration of an individual's postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is the exclusive representative of the postdoctoral scholars.

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in cosmology, particle astrophysics, particle physics, astronomy, and related fields. For additional information click this link http://cosmology.ucsd.edu/

Review of applications will commence on October 13, 2021, and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.


QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Doctorate degree or its equivalent in project area. Appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge and needs of the ORU.


Preferred qualifications
Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02882
Help contact: sprosas@ucsd.edu


CAMPUS INFORMATION
The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

JOB LOCATION
La Jolla CA


Simons Observatory Jobs - Apply Now!

Current Positions:

  • Observatory Manager
  • Safety Officer (scroll down)


Observatory Manager


Overview

The [Simons Observatory] (SO) is an $80 million dollar project supported by the Simons Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and member organizations, dedicated to understanding how the universe originated and evolved over the past 13.8 billion years.

The SO project began in 2016 and is comprised of the design and deployment of four special-purpose telescopes, a high-altitude site, and cryogenic detectors. The SO will collect a comprehensive range of data spanning angular scales from one arcminute to nearly 70% of the sky visible from its site in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, at an altitude of 5200 meters (17,200 feet) above sea level.

The Simons Observatory is comprised of over 40 institutions world-wide with over 300 participating members, representing scientific/academic/educational personnel, engineers,managers, and other parties. Upon completion, SO will be the largest, most ambitious observatory of its kind designed to probe the composition and evolution of the entire universe. The Simons Observatory Project Office at UC San Diego is responsible for the construction and operation of the Simons Observatory.

The Simons Observatory is currently completing its civil construction phase and will be installing the site utility systems in late 2021 and early 2022. Telescopes and Instruments will be installed in 2021-2023.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Simons Observatory Project Office, the Observatory Manager will manage the engineering staff through the completion of civil construction, the implementation of the site utility systems (power, cooling, etc.), supporting the installation of the instruments, transitioning to operations, and science operations. Along with management of the engineering staff, the Observatory Manager will report to the Simons Observatory Project Office on schedule, cost, and other observatory metrics. The Observatory Manager will be the point of contact with all Chilean vendors hired by the site. The Observatory Manager will work with the Simons Observatory Safety Manager and Safety Office to ensure the safe operation of the observatory and all activities on the observatory site.

Skills & Experience

Required: Fluency in Spanish and English

Required: Understanding of labor and construction regulatory compliance

Required: Experience interacting with Chilean vendors and contractors

Preferred: experience in an observatory management role or similar.

Preferred: Experience developing budgets and tracking costs

Preferred: Experience developing and tracking schedules

Preferred: Experience in site safety, health, and environmental best practices

Special Conditions

The Observatory Manager will be expected to work a standard 9x5 shift schedule, being located in San Pedro and on-call during their shift. Housing in San Pedro can be provided if necessary.


Apply to:

[Leah Valmidiano], Deputy Director, UC San Diego Simons Observatory Project Office, at lvalmidiano@ucsd.edu

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must be received by **September 15, 2021** to receive full consideration. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible and will be accepting applications until the position is filled.


**Safety Manager**

Position Overview

Reporting to the Observatory Manager, the Safety Manager will manage the Simons Observatory Safety Office and Safety Officers. The Safety Manager will be responsible for:

- Assuring that the Simons Observatory site is a safe site operated following best practices

- Managing the safety officer and working with the safety officer to always have an on-site safety presence.

- Working with the site engineers to ensure regulatory compliance in installed systems.

- Ensuring labor regulatory compliance on-site

- Maintaining and developing safety policy and best practices documents

- Working with the instrument teams to review all instrument installation and maintenance procedures from a safety perspective

Skills & Experience

Required: prevencionista certification

Required: experience in safety policy development

Required: working knowledge of Chilean Norms and Regulations around power generation, electrical power distribution, safety equipment placement, and work at high elevation

Preferred: experience in safety management

Preferred: experience at high elevation

Special Conditions

The Safety Manager will be expected to work a standard 9x5 shift schedule, being located in San Pedro and on-call during their shift. Housing in San Pedro can be provided if necessary.

Apply to:

[Leah Valmidiano], Deputy Director, UC San Diego Simons Observatory Project Office, at lvalmidiano@ucsd.edu

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must be received by **September 15, 2021** to receive full consideration. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible and will be accepting applications until the position is filled.