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Vacancy: Post Doctoral Fellowship In Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors

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

The fellow will work on  the design and fabrication of the detectors and is therefore expected to have extensive clean room experience.  This fellowship is available for 3 years starting as early as possible (the precise starting date is negotiable). 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 research interests by Friday 22nd Februaryt, 2019. 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. DIAS will provide funds for publications, travel, etc., and the fellow is 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).