Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Post-doctoral researcher with Physics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is funded by the EU and is available from 1/4/2018 to contract end date of 31/12/2019.
NUI Galway’s Centre for Astronomy has long history of developing novel instrumentation for High Time Resolution Astrophysics. Our current instrument, the Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter (GASP) is being used on 2-4m class telescopes. In the future, near-IR observations will become increasingly important. Through funding from the Horizon 2020 Integrated Infrastructure project Opticon we want to examine the appropriateness of different near infra red detectors such as eAPDs and MKIDs. The work, in association with the University of Durham, will look at their photometric stability and for any inherent polarisation sensitivity.
- · Design and create a test rig for testing both polarimetric and photometric stability
- · Deploy the test rig for testing either in Galway or in external laboratory
- · Paper and report writing
- · If appropriate be prepared to take part in on sky testing of the different technologies
PhD in Physics or related subject
Proven track record in photon counting systems
Background in optical design methodologies
Background in Astronomical Observations using high speed detectors
Proven track record in designing electronic systems
Publication record in polarimetry and/or photometry
Salary: €39, 530 per annum
Start date: Position is available from 1/4/2019
Continuing Professional Development/Training:
Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.
Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway
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Further information about School of Physics is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/science/schoolofphysics/
Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Andrew Shearer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to email@example.com
Please put reference number NUIG-018-19 in subject line of e-mail application.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) 28th February 2019
All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from female candidates