Job Advertisement: Head of the European ALMA Regional Centre

Published: 25 Feb 2024
ALMA at night

As we celebrate 10 years since the inauguration of ALMA we are looking for the next Head of the European ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) to build upon our catalogue of success. You will be the face of ALMA Science Operations in Europe and be an active member of the ALMA global middle management team. With significant challenges in 2024 and beyond you will also play an integral role in the planning for the Wideband Sensitivity Upgrade (WSU) and helping to drive the strategy for the ESO ALMA Support Centre Division. You will be key in ALMA's continuing success.

The ARC Department of the EASC is a central link between ESO and the ESO ALMA user community and provides services to the ALMA observatory. The ARC supports the ESO users and the ALMA Observatory in coordination with the ARCs in the other ALMA partner regions. Besides the support of ALMA users, the ESO ARC provides other important services for the development and operation of ALMA, including software development and testing, Call for Proposals and observation preparations, participation in observing shifts at the ALMA observatory, data quality assurance (QA2), optimization of capabilities and work on calibrator database data. 

More information about the position can be found here.