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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Sub-femtometer multi-fringe interferometry for gravitational wave detection

Jul 17, 2019

The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences / Department of Physics / Institute of Experimental Physics invites applications for a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Sub-femtometer multi-fringe interferometry for gravitational wave detection

The newly established research group for gravitational wave detection of the Quantum Universe Cluster of Excellence in Hamburg aims to study and develop the metrology for future ground and space-based detectors like the Einstein Telescope or the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. To this end the group develops interferometric sensors that use high-speed digital signal processing and quasi-monolithic opto-mechanics to reduce critical noise sources at low frequencies. The research is conducted in international collaborations with partners all over Europe and the globe.

This position is focused on the development of novel interferometric readout systems with high dynamic range and sub-femtometer level displacement noise. This involves the realisation of an FPGA based phase readout system, the construction of an optical test set-up in vacuum, the comissioning of a fiber-based laser preparation and the integration into and testing of opto-mechanical sensors. This position is part of the collaboration project High-QG, involving the Max- Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Fraunhofer IOF.

Research associates will be expected primarily to teach and conduct research. The research associate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation. At least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the re- search associate’s own academic work.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Gerberding (contact -at- olivergerberding.com) or consult our website at www.physnet.uni-hamburg.de/fachbereich-physik/institute/iexp.html .

Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by August 15th, 2019 to: contact -at- olivergerberding.com. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents sub- mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Oliver Gerberding (contact -at- olivergerberding.com)

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