November 8, 2012
THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
INSTITUTE FOR SPACE IMAGING SCIENCE
Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral fellow / Research Associate position in the University of Lethbridge Institute for Space Imaging Science. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Prof. David Naylor in the development and testing of cryogenic instrumentation for submillimetre astronomy, particularly related to the proposed SPICA\SAFARI and FIRI space telescopes. The position involves work with cryogenic infrared detector systems, electronic instrumentation, and associated control and data reduction software.
While this project is ideally suited to a Post-Doctoral fellow with a background in experimental astrophysics or cryogenic detector systems, applicants possessing an MSc in Astronomy/Physics/Engineering, or sufficient hardware and/or software expertise relevant to this research area are encouraged to apply. Experience with electronics, cryogenics, and vacuum systems are definite assets.
Those interested in applying may find more information at the following website: http://home.uleth.ca/phy/naylor/
The position will begin as soon as it can be filled and will run for two years with the possibility to renew. Work will be based in Lethbridge. Salary for this position will be competitive, and commensurate with previous experience and qualifications.
Applicants are requested to send a CV and the names of three references to:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Lethbridge
Canada T1K 3M4
Non-specific resumes/applications will not be considered.
The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
Information on the Institute for Space Imaging Science may be found on the web at: http://www.uleth.ca/phy/naylor/