We are looking for enthusiastic, young astronomers with experience in radio techniques and interest in the study of radio AGN for available positions at ASTRON (Netherlands institute for Radio Astronomy) as Postdoctoral researcher (f/m)
You will become a member of a team that is supported by the ERC Advanced grand RadioLife, ‘Exploiting new radio telescopes to understand the role of AGN in galaxy evolution’. You will play a big part in the ERC RadioLife project that specifically aims to study the life-cycle of radio sources (for more details of the project see http://www.astron.nl/~morganti/page0/styled-2/radiolife.html). Depending on the skills or expertise, you will be expected to work on data acquired from the LOFAR telescope to investigate, taking advantage of the low radio frequencies, the presence of past phases of activity of the AGN or to work on data taken with the new phase array feed – Apertif – to be installed in the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) to study the gas and its role in the feeding of the AGN. You will be expected to carry out research as part of the RadioLife team in the field of radio AGN. There will be time available for your own research.
You can apply for this job by sending your letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal and three letters of reference by e-mail email@example.com (reference number 2013-02-049). The deadline for submission is 15 December 2013. Candidates will be considered until the positions have been filled.
For more information about ASTRON look on our website www.astron.nl. More information about this vacancy please contact Prof. Dr. Raffaella Morganti, Head of the Astronomy Group, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and principal investigator of RadioLife or Diana Verweij, Head of the HR department, phone: +31 521 595 211 or e-mail: email@example.com.