Senior Post Doctoral Researcher

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Feb 2023

The Role 

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the development of optical/near-infrared microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) for use in astronomy instrumentation. The project, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), will involve the design, fabrication, measurement, and test of novel MKID arrays. Data pipeline and data analysis will also form a significant part of the work.

The researcher will be tasked with designing the MKID arrays and the required lithographic masks, which will be sent to the Tyndall National Institute in Cork for fabrication. The researcher will be responsible for cryogenically cooling the completed MKID arrays, and testing and characterising the arrays.

It is planned that the design work will be carried out at Maynooth University, while the measurement and test work will be performed at the cryogenic laboratory facilities at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher (2022) Salary Scale:     €48,813 per annum (1 point)

Post-Doctoral Researcher (2022) Salary Scale:                €41,209 - €47,477 per annum (6 points)

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 5th February 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

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