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IRAM — Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy for NOEMA -NOW CLOSED-

2021-06-00 | Ref: VN2021-03
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Posting Date: June 14, 2021
Closing Date: September 12, 2021

Email submission: - IRAM Personnel Department
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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 (ARC).

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a position in the NOEMA Science Operations Group (SOG) at IRAM headquarters in Grenoble. The candidate will invest 50% of the time to support NOEMA3D, an MPE-IRAM legacy project aimed at establishing a comprehensive census of the molecular gas distribution and kinematics of massive main-sequence galaxies at the peak and decline of galaxy formation activity, and to provide assistance to the scientific operation of the NOEMA interferometer as an astronomer on duty. As a member of the NOEMA3D consortium, the candidate will be fully involved in the scientific exploitation and analysis of the data collected in the frame of NOEMA3D, and thus will also visit the research team at the MPE (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany) on a regular basis.

We also expect the candidate to invest 50% of the time on own astronomical research programs. The current position offers the opportunity to work with IRAM’s world-class research facilities in very dynamic and competitive fields of research, and to foster collaborations in an international environment of top scientific 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.

We are seeking qualified candidates with a PhD, preferably with a demonstrated observational experience and a strong interest in (sub)millimeter wave interferometry. Good English 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 September 12, 2021 will be given full consideration, but will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment is for three 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 ( Questions should be directed to the head of the astronomy and science support group (