The successful candidate will setup a laboratory experiment to quantify and determine the limitations on the contrast ratio achievable with both types of integral field spectrographs. The majority of the spectrograph optics is already available and partly pre-aligned, and the lensletarray and image-slicer integral field units require finalising their opt-mechanical design. It will be your responsibility to construct and align the remaining spectrograph optics, and setup the experiment including light sources, camera, and control software. In addition, you will conduct the measurements, and analyse the acquired data.
Following the completion of the current R&D phase of ELT-PCS, the project will have kick-off and start its design and build phase. Depending on the technological readiness level of other PCS sub-systems this could be as early as 2020/21. During the preliminary and final design phases of PCS you will play a leading role in the optical design of the integral-field spectrograph, analysing and documenting its performance for review within the PCS consortium and for ESO.
Additionally, the role could include supporting or taking a leading role in the optical design of other instruments being developed in the sub-department.
During the ELT-PCS R&D and subsequent preliminary design phases
This job includes use of an imaging interferometer for the wavefront error characterisation of the optical components and systems. The interferometer is operating using a Laser at a wavelength of 1064nm, which is classified as 3b. This poses the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through our Occupational Health Service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:
The successful candidate will be chosen from amongst the applicants based on the fulfilment of the following criteria: