Detector Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Australian National University
Australian Capital Territory
Job Announcement Text: 

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Engineering)
Salary package: $97,812 - $104,717 per annum plus 17% superannuation (AUD)
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded, 3 years)

  • Located at picturesque Mount Stromlo Observatory.
  • A key role in varied astronomical instrumentation projects.
  • Work on emerging and cutting-edge infrared detector technologies.
  • Be part of an exciting new era in space-based instrumentation at ANU.

Position overview

The Advanced Instrumentation & Technology Centre (AITC) at the ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) requires diverse scientific and engineering teams to develop innovative state-of-the-art instrumentation for observing the distant Universe from the ground and space. Current and future projects include the Veloce precision radial velocity spectrograph for the Anglo-Australian Telescope, the GMTIFS integral field spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope, the MAVIS multi-conjugate AO system for the VLT, and the Emu infrared imager for the International Space Station.

The AITC seeks an experienced Detector Engineer to play a key role in the future of its growing detector and electronics program, particularly in the area of emerging and cutting-edge infrared detector technologies. The Detector Engineer will be expected to take ownership of significant projects and workpackages relating to detector and/or electronics systems for astronomical instrumentation, ranging from the design and assembly of systems, to laboratory testing and characterization in a scientific context.

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Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 8, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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James Gilbert
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