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Postdoc Sub-mm Instrument Scientist (1.0 FTE)

The candidate will work in a university team of instrument scientists, engineers and lab technicians. Apart from the sub-mm group itself, there are extensive technological, operational and infrastructural connections with SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, with which

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 4402 - € 4402 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The candidate will work in a university team of instrument scientists, engineers and lab technicians. Apart from the sub-mm group itself, there are extensive technological, operational and infrastructural connections with SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, with which the group is co-located. The candidate will report to the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI of the NOVA Sub-mm Instrumentation Group.

In addition to pure R&D work, the candidate is expected to assist in the role of systems engineer for actual production projects, in particular the one recently acquired by the group for realizing ALMA Band 2. This work includes, as part of the team effort, the establishment of performance and interface specifications, performance budgets (RF electrical, thermal, etc.), operational procedures and (technical) project documentation, as well as participating in the preliminary and critical design reviews associated with these kinds of projects.


The candidate will:

• participate in the development of sub-mm instrumentation from proof of concept to operational instruments
• initiate new sub-mm detector technology
• perform hands-on experiments in the laboratory
• analyse test results
• present results in scientific conferences and journals
• act as sub-mm system engineer in telescope hardware projects
• write or supervise writing of technical documents for instrumentation projects.

Functie-eisen

You meet as many as possible of the following qualifications/qualities:

• a PhD degree in applied physics or a comparable discipline
• experience with the design, testing and calibration of heterodyne detectors or instruments
• experience with (superconducting) device physics
• experience with quasi-, physical or Gaussian optics
• experience with low-noise electronics in the GHz range
• experience with cryogenic and vacuum technology
• experience with analysis of instrumentation test data
• good technical communication skills, both orally and in writing
• an affinity with physics-based engineering
• a drive to understand the ins and outs of high-end astronomical instrumentation, from the fundamental physics up to actual deployment at an observatory
• very good communication skills, so as to function as an excellent team player in this collaborative effort
• enthusiasm and initiative to perform creative research in an interdisciplinary setting.

Conditions

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience of € 3,353 maximum of € 4,402 gross per month (salary scale 10) for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
• excellent secondary benefits, including a pension scheme and flexible employment conditions, options for (additional) personal development, and parental leave
• a full-time job for one year, further extension up to three years possible.

Additional information

Joost Adema
j.adema@astro.rug.nl

Ronald Hesper