The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at Stockholm University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow focusing on the design and testing of lightweight metamaterial candidates for broadband millimeter-wavelength absorbers to be used by the LiteBIRD satellite. The Centre houses research groups from Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Centre hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions, including LHC-based studies. Theoretical activities at the Centre include particle and astroparticle phenomenology, neutrino theory, gravitation and string theory.
We are advertising a 2-year postdoc position, funded by the Swedish Space Agency, to work on the development and testing of mm-wavelength absorbers for the LiteBIRD satellite. The project involves further development of existing technologies while optimizing for broadband and wide-angle absorption, low mass, and cryogenic robustness. The custom materials will be tested against well-known absorber solutions under a range of conditions mimicking those that will likely be seen in a 4th-generation CMB satellite, LiteBIRD led by JAXA, observing at frequencies covering 40-400 GHz.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to proven experience in mm-wavelength instrumentation, particularly experience with quasi-optical testing for experiments observing the cosmic microwave background. Similarly, any experience with testing of mm-wavelength telecommunication systems is beneficial. We are looking for driven candidates with strong ability to work both individually and in groups.
Full announcement, including discussion of benefits, available from the link below.