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Post-Doctoral Researcher in energy sensitive detectors for visible/ near-IR astronomy


We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of energy sensitive detectors for optical and near-IR astronomy. The post-holder will play a key role in the development of the first optical/IR Kinetic Inductance Detector (KID)-based instrument being developed in the UK.

This exciting project has recently received funding from STFC to demonstrate key technologies with a view to eventually designing and building an instrument for a major astronomical observatory.
The candidate should have previous experience in an instrumentation project and experience with cryogenic systems is highly desirable. The post would suit not only astronomers, but also experienced experimental physicists, e.g. from a particle physics background. The appointment is for 2 years commencing as early as 1st March 2015 and is based in Oxford Astrophysics.

The successful candidate will have or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering and should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work and be capable of initiating research in a lively group. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Salary will be within the range 30434-37394 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a research budget for travel and other expenses will be provided.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 2 February 2015 by 12:00 midday


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