Spanish Research Council CSIC
Tres Cantos Madrid, Spain
The SPICA mission is planned as a continuation of the Japanese AKARI and the HERSCHEL mission from the European Space Agency in the far and mid infrared. Besides the telescope contribution from ESA, European institutions have been involved actively in SPICA through SAFARI (SpicA FAr infraRed Instrument) that will contribute with an image spectrometer in the far infrared, from 30 to 210 µm.
Spain, through CAB-INTA-CSIC and IMM-CSIC has participated actively from its creation 5 years ago in SPICA. Under this contribution to SAFARI/SPICA it is necessary to hire a physics PhD in charge of the electromagnetic design of superconducting detectors and its cryogenic characterization. The person hired will be in charge of: