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Reference : UMR7326-ANAMEK-011
Workplace : MARSEILLE 13
Date of publication : Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : The gross monthly salary is € 2 510,74 to € 3 194,10 depending on the candidate's experience.
Desired level of education : Higher than 5-year university degree
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The LAM is hiring an electronics engineer for the complete development of the curved detector block of the CASTLE telescope to be installed in Spain in 2022.
CASTLE is a 35-cm – F/2.5 wide field robotic telescope to be installed at the Calar Alto Observatory by spring 2022. Its original design makes it suited for two cutting-edge science cases. This telescope benefits from a set of new technologies combining a freeform entrance mirror and a curved convex focal CMOS 64MPix sensor suppressing flattening optics and polluting ghosts.
The detector block is the very first of its kind, it will be a technological demonstration for this observatory.
Build the Curved detector block for CASTLE
The activity is focused on the design and building of the CASTLE detector block. The curved sensor will be made from the PYXALIS sensor GigaPyx, a 64MPixels CMOS sensor.
This sensor covers a 40x40mm² surface, adapted to the CASTLE wide field. This is a BSI sensor with low noise.
Over the year, the planning of activities is the following :
- Handle the camera and develop the techniques for cabling ;
- Realise the design of the full camera, including the PCB, the Peltier implementation, the curved sensor adaptation and the housing, and adaptation to the telescope ;
- Assemble the camera and test it in lab ;
- Participate to the assembly of the telescope on-site a t Calar Alto in Spring/Summer 2022.
- Knowledge in electronics,
- Knowledge in CMOS sensors,
- Knowledge in Sensors characterization,
- Knowledge in coding,
- Knowledge in calbling,
- Knowledge in clean rooms use.
The person will be hired in a team working on international projects dedicated to the development of innovative optics and telescopes. She/he will be under the supervision of a project manager, a project scientist and will work with a PhD student and a mechanical engineer.
Frequent interactions with industrials (PYXALIS and CURVE) as well as people from the observatory will also be part of the environment.
The project is also done in collaboration with the Strasbourg Observatory, the Observatory of Cote d'Azur and the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalousia.
Constraints and risks
Frequent travel is to be anticipated.
Work in a technical zone will require to respect safety rules.
Applicants must send a CV with two letters of support. Application letter is demanded.
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