IRAM is an international research organisation for millimeter/submillimeter astronomy supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany) and the IGN (Spain). IRAM operates two of the largest and most technologically advanced instruments in the world, a 30-meter single-dish telescope located 50 km from Granada in the Sierra Nevada at an altitude of 2900 m, and an interferometer of six 15-meter antennas located at Plateau de Bure in the French Alps near Grenoble.
We are seeking for candidates with a PhD in astronomy and preferably demonstrated observational experience with millimeter / submillimeter astronomical facilities using bolometers and heterodyne receivers. Knowledge in some areas related to software or hardware of a millimeter telescope is of advantage. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the astronomical operations of the 30m and to conduct his own research objectives, also in collaboration with IRAM astronomers and/or outside groups. Priority will be given to candidates whose interests cover current areas of research at IRAM.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute 50% of the time to
The appointment is initially for two years with the possibility of extension, and could start as early as October 1st, 2008. To apply, please send curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted no later than September 20, 2008 for full consideration.