ALMA Regional Center Node Staff Astronomer
Reference number 2011/28
Application deadline 2011-04-30
Onsala Space Observatory, the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy, provides scientists with equipment to study the Earth and the rest of the Universe. We operate two radio telescopes in Onsala, 45 km south of Göteborg, and take part in several international projects. The observatory was founded in 1949 by professor Olof Rydbeck. It is hosted by Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology, and is operated on behalf of the Swedish Research Council.
The Onsala national facility hosts the Nordic ALMA regional centre node whose mission is to support users of the new (sub)millimetre wave astronomy telescope in Chile (Atacama Large Millimetre Array).
An indefinite term position is available for a staff astronomer to support ALMA users, primarily in the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland) plus the Baltic countries. The nature of this support ranges from help in proposal preparation to calibration and analysis of science data. Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in ALMA outreach to the Nordic astronomical community involving visiting universities, organising training workshops etc. Interest in developing new millimetre wave observing techniques/software would also be an advantage. It is strongly encouraged that the successful candidate will conduct up to 50% of her/his time on independent astronomical research, especially using APEX and ALMA.
Onsala Space observatory has had a long involvement in the ALMA project, in particular in the areas of receiver development, water vapour radiometry design and the design of the antenna pad distribution. Onsala is also a 23% partner in the 12m diameter APEX (Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment) submillimetre wavelength telescope at the ALMA site. Chalmers university has a very active and
The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy with a strong research record and a demonstrated background in radio or millimetre wavelength interferometry. Excellent communication and computer skills, ability to work in a team and a good command of English are essential. Salary will be conditional on qualifications and experience.
In addition to the required documents described below, the application shall include:
This additional material shall be submitted in the same document as your Curriculum Vitae.
The application shall include the following items:
The application shall be sent electronically. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2011/28) must be written on the first page of the application.
Further information can be obtained from Director of the Nordic ARC node Professor John Conway; E-mail: john dot conway at chalmers dot se Phone: +46-31-772-5503. The director of the Onsala Space Observatory is Professor Hans Olofsson; E-mail: hans dot olofsson at chalmers dot se Phone: +46-31-7725535.
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00
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