Postdoctoral Research Assistant (TUC)

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Work type: Auxiliary, Research Fellows
Location: Northridge
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

About The University Corporation

The University Corporation is a non-profit auxiliary corporation providing commercial and administrative services to California State University, Northridge. Our mission is to provide services and solutions that address the needs of California State University, Northridge; to support the academic, research and creative endeavors of its students, faculty and staff; and to enhance the quality of campus life.


Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Postdoctoral Research Assistant will be under the supervision of Professor Ren and Christian. The incumbent will develop the polarimeter instrument for solar high-resolution imaging and solar magnetic field measurements, which involve optical system test, opto-mechanical assembly, and on-site instrument test at the California State University Northridge (CSUN) and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO).

  • Writes scientific manuscripts
  • Processes, analyzes, an interprets data
  • Performs calculations on the computer cluster/develops mathematical models
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Candidates are required to have a PhD degree in Astronomy, Optics and an excellent record of research in the field.
  • Software programming skill, such as the LabVIEW and Matlab coding, is highly desirable.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must be familiar with astronomical or optical instruments.
  • Strong research record with publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Ability to mentor students in research


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).
  • Classification: 2351 / Research Fellow
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $62,400 per year 
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.
  • TEMP: This is a Temporary-renewable position, end date to be determined.


General Information

  • Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, candidate will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination including booster.  


How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


Application Screening begins February 22, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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