ASTRON/JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2018

Job Summary

Category
Other
Institution
ASTRON, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
1
Work Arrangement
In-Person

Job Description

ASTRON/JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2018

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2018 Summer Research Programme. The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the institute in Dwingeloo in the Netherlands, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members. Possible topics of study include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line mission/ absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsar timing, pulsar searching, fast radio bursts, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as algorithm development. The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor. The programme is not aimed at engineering or electronics students.

ASTRON operates the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a cutting-edge, low-frequency, multi-field aperture array telescope that is using transformational technologies and novel software approaches to explore the Universe between 10-240 MHz. ASTRON also operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) which is equipped with the new APERTIF phased array feeds, greatly increasing the survey speed of the telescope. JIVE is the main data processor centre of the European VLBI Network (EVN) and is leading the development of real-time e-VLBI in Europe. For more information see the institutes’ websites.

The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation in the locality of the Observatory, a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement. We expect the participants to start early June 2018 to ensure overlap of the participants so they can fully benefit from the scheduled lectures and social activities.

More information about recent summer student programmes can be found at http://www.astron.nl/astronomy-group/astronjive-summer-student-programme

Applications for the programme should be sent via the registration form at this website. Please note that two letters of reference are needed; names and contact information of referees should be filled in while registering. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2018.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Accommodation and food at the institute's guesthouse, a modest weekly stipend, liability and medical insurance during the stay. 

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2017 Dec 01
Application Deadline
2018 Feb 01

Inquiries

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