Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)
300 rue de la Piscine, F - 38406 St-Martin-d'Hères, France
Email submission and inquiries: coxiram.fr (Pierre Cox, Director)
Posting date: February 2009,
Closing date: March 31, 2009
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral astronomer at IRAM Granada/Spain, starting as soon as possible.
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 a 30-meter single-dish telescope located 50km from Granada in the Spanish Sierra Nevada 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 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 shall contribute 50% of the time to join a small team of astronomers at IRAM/Granada who jointly manage, and constantly improve, flexible, pooled observations with the 30m telescope.
The PostDoc will also participate in the astronomer-on-duty service and will typically spend about one week every 2 months at the observatory, aiding visiting astronomers to conduct the observations, and providing expertise in the analysis and interpretation of 30m data.
Another 50% of the time shall be dedicated to astronomical research, strengthening the Granada science support group. The PostDoc will have the opportunity to contribute to accepted Herschel projects on galactic nuclei and external galaxies, i.e. HERMES, HEXGAL, HERCULES, the group is involved in under the lead of the station manager, Carsten Kramer. Accompanying research using both IRAM facilities will be encouraged and supported.
The appointment is initially for two years with the possibility of extension. To apply, please send curriculum vitae, bibliography, and statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference. Selection of candidates will start beginning of April and will continue until the position is filled.