Postdoctoral position in detector development - Department of Physics

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The successful applicant will work with Professor Ben Mazin and his group ( on designing and fabricating the next generation of Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) for a diverse range of astrophysical applications.

Candidates should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, material science, or a related field. Significant clean room fabrication expertise is required. Familiarity with microwave electronics and superconductors is desirable. The successful candidate will participate in the research activities of the group, including opportunities to write proposals and mentor research students. UCSB provides a stimulating research environment with excellent fabrication facilities.

The initial appointment will be for one year with extensions possible for 3 - 5 years contingent on performance. The position is funded for three years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with University of California policy. The starting date is negotiable. Applicants should send their vitae, bibliography, a summary of previous research highlights, and a statement of current research interests; they should arrange for three letters of recommendation to arrive by the January 15, 2015 deadline. All application will apply through UC Recruit at

The position is open until filled, but materials should arrive by the deadline to ensure full consideration.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

University of California, Santa Barbara
Single Hire – JPF00576


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