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IRAM — Postdoctoral Research Position in Millimeter Astronomy for NOEMA

2021-06-00 | Ref: VN2021-04
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Posting Date: June 14, 2021
Closing Date: August 29, 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. 

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a position in the NOEMA Science Operations Group (SOG). We expect the candidate 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 spend 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.

We are seeking qualified candidates with a PhD, preferably with demonstrated observational experience, and a strong interest in (sub)millimeter wave interferometry coupled with a good understanding of polarization. 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 August 29, 2021 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 ( Questions are to be directed to the head of the astronomy and science support group ( a/o to the head of development of NOEMA’s full polarization mode (