Onsala Space Observatory (OSO), the Swedish national facility for radio astronomy hosted by Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) has an immediate opening for an indefinite term support astronomer position in connection with its European ALMA regional centre (ARC) node.
The successful candidate will primarily support ALMA users in the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland) plus the Baltic countries. The nature of this support ranges from help with proposal preparation to calibration and analysis of science data. Additionally, the successful candidate will be engaged in ALMA outreach to the Nordic astronomical community involving visiting universities, organising training workshops etc. Interest in developing new millimeter wave observing techniques/software would also be an advantage. It is strongly encouraged that the successful candidate will conduct up to 50% of her/his time on independent astronomical research, especially using APEX and ALMA.
Onsala Space observatory has had a long involvement in the ALMA project, in particular in the areas of water vapor radiometry design, receiver development, and the design of the antenna pad distribution. Onsala is also a 23% partner in the 12m diameter APEX (Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment) submillimeter wavelength telescope at the ALMA site. Chalmers university has a very active and growing community of astronomers working in diverse areas ranging from studies of the ISM, star-formation, evolved-stars, pulsars, nearby galaxies, AGN and high red-shift galaxies.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in astronomy, with a strong research record and a demonstrated background in radio or millimeter wavelength interferometry. Excellent communication and computer skills, ability to work in a team and good command of English are essential. Salary will be conditional on qualifications and experience.
For further details contact Prof John Conway, Nordic ARC node manager. (John.Conway@chalmers.se). For application procedure and application form go to the attached link.