Job Advertisement: ALMA Postdoctoral Positions at Allegro

Published: 12 Dec 2019
ALMA at night

Allegro, the Netherlands node of the European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) at Leiden Observatory, invites applications for two postdoctoral support positions. The position offers the opportunity for research at one of the major centres of astronomy in the Europe as well as an in-depth involvement in the development and operations of ALMA. Established in 1633, Leiden Observatory is the oldest university observatory in operation today.

The deadline for applications is Jan 21, 2020.

As part of the European ARC network, Allegro supports ALMA users, operations, and development. In particular, we are interested in candidates that (wish to) pursue research with ALMA or archival ALMA data as a prominent part of their scientific interest. Standard 50% of time will be available for personal research and successful candidate(s) will have access to the full resources of Leiden Observatory. Besides self-defined research, the appointee is expected to spend time on the technical and user support of ALMA and we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated applicant to work within the Allegro team on a variety of topics.
Allegro's expertise areas include high-frequency submm observations, research into improved imaging and calibration techniques for ALMA data, especially related to atmospheric effects and phase metrics, mmVLBI, and advanced science tools such as radiative transfer codes and a spectral line database.
The appointment will be for two years initially, renewable up to a maximum of four years based on need, funding, and performance. The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits of an employee in the public sector.

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