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Postdoctoral Position

The Max Planck Institute for Physics has a Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) available

  • Closing date: 15 May 2021
  • Germany | Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut)
  • Date posted: 08 Apr 2021
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Astronomy, cosmology & space science 

The Max Planck Institute for Physics invites applications for a Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) focused on R&D in connection with the Axion Dark Matter search experiment MADMAX.

The Axion is a prime candidate to explain the Dark Matter problem of the universe. It is independently predicted by Peccei Quinn (PQ) symmetry breaking to explain the strong CP problem.

MADMAX is a new experimental approach to search for Dark Matter axions with a mass around 100 μeV, a mass range favoured by a class of theoretical models. The new approach makes use of the idea of a copper mirror in connection with dielectric layers inside a strong magnetic field that boost the axion to photon conversion to a detectable rate in the microwave frequency regime.

The successful candidate is expected to take over a leading role within the MADMAX collaboration in the development, implementation and characterization of important parts of the experimental system, such as the dielectric haloscope booster and the microwave radiometer.

Formal requirements for this position are a PhD in experimental physics, astronomy or a closely related field. The candidate should have a background in microwave technology, microwave engineering, experimental radio astronomy or closely related topics. Experience with RF signal simulation tools like ADS, COMSOL, CST or similar as well as experience with cryogenic equipment is an advantage.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with public service organizations (TVöD Bund). The contract is initially limited to two years with the possibility of an extension.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Further information can be obtained from Dr Béla Majorovits (e-mail: bela@mppmu.mpg.de ). Applications are welcome until 15 May 2021. The call is open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their applications (including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications and arrange for three letters of support) via e-mail to jobs-madmax@mpp.mpg.de .

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