Postdoc offer: KID detectors for Astronomy
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The candidate is expected to work in George Smoot's team (2006 Nobel Prize in Physics), in the field of Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Astronomy. The main emphasis is on the development for Near Infrared-Visible Astronomy, and the candidate will contribute actively to the development of an ADR-based test bench for detector characterisation at 100 mK or below (including fast readout electronics suitable for spectroscopy, choice of light sources suitable for this task, optics for signal injection, and so on). The candidate will work in strong collaboration with the Observatoire de Paris, where devices will be fabricated, for what concern pixel design and early prototype camera definition.
At the very beginning, the candidate will have the opportunity to work on MKIDs for the Millimetre Wave bands, where prototypes are already available, and operated in dedicated test bench at 300 mK, based on a closed cycle He3-He4 refrigerator.
This postdoctoral position is funded in the context of a collaboration between Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, Berkeley and Paris. The candidate will advise our Kazakh colleagues on how to implement a laboratory similar to the one in Paris, and train some Kazakh scientists.
Please send application (CV, past research activities, list of publications, letters of recommendation) to firstname.lastname@example.org