Postdoctoral Scholar in X-ray Instrumentation/Optics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Iowa
Department Name: 
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Van Allen Hall
Street Line 2: 
30 N. Dubuque St.
City: 
Iowa City
State/Province: 
IA
Zip/Postal: 
52242
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The X-ray Astronomical Instrumentation Lab of Dr. Casey DeRoo at the University of Iowa has an open position for a postdoctoral research scholar. We are looking for an independent, motivated researcher interested in developing technologies for high-energy astronomy. This research position is targeted towards the continued development of X-ray optics and grating technologies already studied by our group for sounding rockets and small satellite instruments. However, applicants are encouraged to develop their own additional projects or initiatives, especially those related to high-energy astronomy or astronomical instrumentation.

The ideal applicant for the position possesses the following attributes:

  • Must have completed a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or related discipline
  • Has experience in microfabrication techniques and process development (e.g. photolithography, nanoimprint lithography, wet/dry etching, thin film deposition, etc.)
  • Has experience with metrology and characterization of optics (e.g. surface profilometry, interferometry, wavefront sensing, etc.)
  • Has experience in mechanical and/or instrument design (e.g. CAD, raytracing)
  • Is able to work both independently and in a team setting
  • Is capable of effectively supervising student researchers 

The position is available immediately, and is available for up to 3 years contingent on performance. Interested applicants should upload a CV that includes at least two references, and a statement of interest that includes earliest date of availability. Full applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/3199.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$50004.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$56880.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Health Insurance, Health & Dependent Care Spending Accounts, Disability & Worker's Comp, Social Security & Retirement, Paid Leave & FMLA

Full Benefit Details Included at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/benefits-overview/benefits-offered-group/p...

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 9, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Casey DeRoo
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Iowa
Department Name: 
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
704 Van Allen Hall
City: 
Iowa City
State/Province: 
Iowa
Zip/Postal Code: 
52242
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
3194670370
Email: 
casey-deroo@uiowa.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
3199
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Casey DeRoo
Subject: 
X-ray Instrumentation Postdoc: Inquiry
Email: 
casey-deroo@uiowa.edu