Postdoctoral position on VLTI instrumentation for exoplanet imaging

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
KU Leuven
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Celestijnenlaan 200D bus 2401
Flemish Brabant
Job Announcement Text: 

The KU Leuven Institute of Astronomy is advertising a postdoc position for Asgard/NOTT, a thermal near-infrared (3.8 microns) high-contrast nulling interferometric instrument for the visitor focus of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer ( The postdoc will join the team as Instrument Scientist to support and supervise the development, optical alignment, characterisation, and optimization of the instrument in the laboratory. We are looking for a postdoc with a PhD in Physics, Astronomy or Optical Engineering with experience and interests in some of the following fields: Astronomical instrumentation in the infrared, interferometry, optical design and setups, and/or cryogenic instruments. The selected candidate will join the SCIFY team (currently 3 PhDs, 3 postdocs, 3 engineers) under the supervision of Prof. Denis Defrère and will work as part of an international network of collaborators. 

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Application Deadline: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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