Scientific Research Associate
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The BICEP Array experiment is being constructed to make sensitive, multi-frequency polarization measurements of the cosmic microwave background. At its highest frequency, the experiment requires ~20,000-element detector arrays operating at photon-limited sensitivity. The candidate will: 1) develop superconducting multiplexed detector and readout systems for BICEP Array CMB; 2) lead the performance testing of detector arrays to show that they meet photon noise limited sensitivity with the required optical and polarization performance; and 3) implement these arrays in BICEP Array receiver systems for scientific observations.
- The candidate will assemble and operate cryogenic test systems for measuring electrical and optical performance of the detector arrays
- The applicant will carry out tests of the detector arrays including noise performance, magnetic susceptibility, and optical characterization
- Finally the candidate will summarize findings in scientific publications
- Doctorate in physics or astronomy with at least 5 years of experience in the development of superconducting detectors
- Prior experience with CMB measurements and data analysis
- Cover Letter
- 3 Letters of Recommendation desired