Postdoctoral Position in Instrumentation for mm/submm Astronomy/Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Caltech
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We are seeking to hire a postdoc to participate in the development of millimeter and submillimeter detectors.  The successful applicant would have the opportunity to work on the development of detector technologies for continuum imaging and low-resolution spectroscopy in the 30-420 GHz range, possibly higher, for the study of CMB polarization, galaxy clusters via the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, thermal sources such as dusty, star-forming galaxies and star forming regions and the ISM in our galaxy, and spectral line emission, including

   * microstrip-coupled titanium nitride and aluminum kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs)
   * crystalline and amorphous silicon as a dielectric for KID capacitors and superconducting microstripline
   * multiscale phased-array superconducting antennas for mm/submm wavelengths

Applicants should have:
   * a PhD in astronomy, physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, materials science, or any other field relevant to the above technologies;
   * strong technical skills in experimental measurements and their analysis and interpretation. Experience with superconducting detectors such as KIDs, SIS mixers, HEBs, or TESs will be particularly useful;
   * and, the ability to work independently, set priorities, multitask, seek technical input from diverse sources, and maintain good familiarity with related technical developments

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Sunil Golwala