Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Development of Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Department Name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
31 Fitzwilliam Place
City: 
Dublin
State/Province: 
Dublin
Zip/Postal: 
D02 XF86
Country: 
Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a position to work on the development of Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs). MKIDs are novel low temperature, superconducting detectors capable of counting single photons and simultaneously determining their individual energies and arrival times. They have many fascinating applications especially in astronomy but also in additional scientific fields. The project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University.

The successful applicant will work on the design, optimization, fabrication and characterization of MKID arrays. Ideally we are looking for applicants with interest or experience in clean room fabrication including sputter deposition, dry etching and optical lithography. This position is available for 2 years starting as early as possible. Remuneration is based on SFI post-doctoral fellowship team member budget scales (available here) and starting salary will depend on experience.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of their research interests by November 13, 2020. They should also arrange for two letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. Applicants should have a PhD in physics, engineering, or a closely related field.

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).

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 13, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Eileen Flood
Title: 
Technical Office
Institution/Company: 
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Department Name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
31 Fitzwilliam Place
City: 
Dublin
State/Province: 
Dublin
Zip/Postal Code: 
D02 XF86
Country: 
Ireland
Phone: 
+35314406656 ext 360
Email: 
eflood@cp.dias.ie
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Tom Ray
Subject: 
MKIDs
Email: 
tr@cp.dias.ie