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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering 2 postdoctoral fellowship to work on the development of optical/near infrared microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) for use in astronomy.  The project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is in collaboration with  Trinity College Dublin (CRANN) and Maynooth University.

One fellow will work on  the design and fabrication of the detectors while the other will help develop their readout system using FPGA-based electronics.  These fellowships are available for 2 years starting as early as possible. Remuneration is based on SFI team member budget scales (available here) and starting salary will depend on experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of their research interests by March 2, 2020. 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, engineering, or a closely related field. DIAS will provide funds for publications, travel, etc., and the fellow may be expected to act as a mentor to an assigned postgraduate student.

DIAS is an Equal Opportunities 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). 

Included Benefits: This positions benefits from generous Irish public service pension entitlements.