IRAM-Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy for NOEMA

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)
Astronomy & Science Support Group
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

IRAM is an international research organization for millimeter and submillimeter astronomy supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany), and the IGN (Spain). The organization operates two world-class research facilities, the IRAM 30-meter telescope in Spain, and NOEMA, the largest millimeter interferometer of the northern hemisphere, in the French Alps. The institute also houses one of the nodes of the European ALMA science support center.

The NOEMA Science Support Group (SCSU) is seeking a candidate for a position in the scientific research staff. The candidate is expected to invest 50% of the time on astronomical research programs in collaboration with astronomers inside and outside IRAM. The current position offers the opportunity to work with world-class research facilities in very dynamic and competitive fields of research. IRAM's research programs cover a wide range of subjects from ISM chemistry, planetary science, young stellar objects, late-stage stellar evolution, to extragalactic research at low and high redshift.

The candidate will also invest 50% of the time supporting software developments aimed at implementing NOEMA full polarization capabilities for scientific observations, and providing technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of NOEMA polarization data. Depending on experience and skills, the successful candidate may also take part in other software development efforts aimed at extending NOEMA's capabilities.

The SCSU is seeking a qualified candidate with a PhD, preferably with demonstrated observational experience, and a strong interest in (sub)millimeter wave interferometry. Good communication skills and a strong sense of team spirit are essential attributes. Aptitude and interest in developing software applications and working experience in an international research environment are assets.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, bibliography, a brief statement of research interests, an outline of future plans, and arrange for two letters of reference. Applications received before May 21, 2023 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of extension, and could start as early as possible. Applicants must possess a driver's license. Applications and reference letters are to be submitted by email to the IRAM personnel department ([email protected]). Questions should be directed to the Head of the Astronomy and Science Support Group ([email protected]) or to the Polarization Mode Development Manager ([email protected]).

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Feb 28
Application Deadline
2023 May 21


Mr. Roberto NERI; Mr. Vincent PIETU