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Astronomy and Astrophysics: Vacancies

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Vacancies

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering 3 postdoctoral fellowships to work on the development of optical/near infrared microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) for use in astronomy.  The project, which will be in an entirely new group, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the Space Research Organization of the Netherlands (SRON), Trinity College Dublin (CRANN) and Maynooth University.

The fellows will work on different aspects of the project including the design and fabrication of the detectors, as well as a new multiplex readout system using modified SKA technology. These fellowships are available for 4 years beginning in early to mid-2017 (the precise starting date is negotiable). Remuneration is based on SFI team member budget scales and starting salary will depend on experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by December 1st, 2016. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, computer science, astronomy, or a closely related field. They should also have strong programming skills. DIAS will provide funds for publications, travel, etc., and each fellow is expected to act as a mentor to an assigned PhD student.

DIAS is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications, and submission enquiries should be sent to Ms Eileen Flood, (eflood@cp.dias.ie). Detailed enquiries regarding the project can be made to Prof Tom Ray (tr@cp.dias.ie).