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#95045 Staff Research Associate I

Filing Deadline: Fri 8/24/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/14/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


The incumbent is required to test the performance of cryogenic bolometric sensors used for the POLARBEAR project. Position requires the design of wire grid beam splitters. which requires the design and construction of a grid winding machine. Assist the P. I. in designing, developing and modeling a Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) for millimeter wavelengths.

Under the guidance of the P.I. assist with the development and analysis of the code to assess the performance of a grid winding machine, and Fourier transform spectrometer. Fabrication and design of a small radio telescope receiver.


  • B.S. Degree in physics; or equivalent theoretical knowledge,education and experience.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with Solidworks.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with UNIX/Linux operating system.

  • Proven experience with optics, polarization measurements.

  • Demonstrated background in physics, specifically in electromagnetic waves.

  • Must possess an understanding of polarization evolution in optical media.

  • Must be proficient at programming in Python and Radio Sky Pipe.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Must have experience with safe handling of liquid cryogens, such as liquid nitrogen is required.

  • This position requires travel to Berkeley.

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Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$20.74 - $21.62 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, TBD