Two Scientist/Engineer Positions for NIR-Camera Project

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
innoFSPEC
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Overview
The innovation centre innoFSPEC Potsdam is hosted by the Leibniz‐Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). While AIP has a strong record in the development of optical instrumentation for state‐of‐the‐art international telescope facilities (e.g. ESO, LBT, HET, Calar Alto), innoFSPEC Potsdam provides a unique opportunity for research on key enabling technologies, specifically in the field of Astrophotonics. In order to enhance the capabilities for lab tests and on‐sky validation of components such as OH suppression FBGs, interferometric beam combiners, integrated photonic spectrographs, etc., innoFSPEC is developing a NIR camera based on a 2Kx2K HgCdTe array. innoFSPEC Potsdam invites applications for two positions dedicated to this project.
 

Your Tasks
- Design, development, and test of NIR camera utilizing HgCdTe array.
- Application of NIR camera to laboratory and on‐sky tests of astrophotonics components
 

Your Profile
- A degree in physics, astronomy, or engineering, preferably PhD
- Experience in instrumentation for infrared astronomy, or similar areas of research
- Hands‐on experience with control and operation of HgCdTe‐Arrays (e.g. H2RG)
- Hands‐on experience with cryogenic and vacuum systems for NIR instrumentation
- Knowledge of detector electronics and controllers
- Experience with mechanical engineering, dynamics, structures, thermodynamics, engineering
modelling and machine shop processes. Proficiency with CAD software is an asset.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work as a member of a team
 

Conditions
The AIP is an equal opportunity employer and strives to maintain a diverse, inclusive work environment and culture. AIP particularly encourages applications from women and those from diverse backgrounds. Preference will also be given to people with disabilities with equal competence. The appointment could start immediately after the recruitment process is completed. The appointment would be for 3 years. Salary and social benefits are calculated based on the German public service scale TV‐L and depends on qualification. Employer contributions to medical, parental leave, and retirement benefits are included.

Please send your CV, publication list, copies of academic degrees, and 3 references to: bewerbung_2017-18@aip.de
 

Contact
Prof. Dr. Martin M. Roth
Leibniz‐Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) – innoFSPEC Potsdam
An der Sternwarte 16, D‐14482 Potsdam, Germany
mmroth@aip.de
www.innofspec.de

Included Benefits: 

Employer contributions to medical, parental leave, and retirement benefits

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Martin Roth
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
innoFSPEC
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49 331 7499 313
FAX: 
+49 331 7499 436
Email: 
mmroth@aip.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. M. Roth
Subject: 
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Email: 
mmroth@aip.de