Postdoctoral/ Scientific Research Associate in High-Frequency Submm Astronomy or Atmospheric Research - JRID46631

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
January 31, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Leiden Observatory
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Attention To: 
R. Tilanus
Allegro, Leiden Observatory, University Leiden
Street Address Line 1: 
Niels Bohrweg 2
Zip/Postal Code: 
2333 CA
The Netherlands
+31 71-5275831
+31 71-5275743
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Job Announcement Text: 

Vacancy number: 13-329

Allegro, the ALMA ARC node at Leiden University, invites applications for a postdoctoral or scientific research associate in support of its expertise area in the calibration of high-frequency/long-baseline ALMA data. The ALMA observatory in Chile is a sub-millimeter telescope array that operates at frequencies up to 950 GHz (0.3 mm) with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution. Correcting for atmospheric effects, such as the fluctuation of water vapor along the line-of-sight, is essential to reach imaging specifications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated applicant to work within the Allegro team on the characterization of atmospheric effects and the implementation of corrective measures. Up to 30% of time will be available for personal research. Qualifications: PhD in Astronomy, Atmospheric science, Physics or related field, or proven track record of relevant experience. The applicant must have a good working knowledge of Linux. Programming experience or familiarity with astronomical data reduction is a desirable. Essential aspects are an ability to work as part of an international team and an ability to participate in extended research trips of several weeks.

The appointment will be for two years initially, renewable up to a maximum of five years total. A starting date no later than July 2014 is preferred. The salary will be set depending on education and work experience. For more information, contact Dr. R. Tilanus.  Review of applications and suitable candidates will start January 6, 2014. Please submit your application at You will be asked to fill in a web form, to provide contact information for three referees, and to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research experience and interests and a publication list for those seeking a research allocation. Further information on employment at Leiden University can be found

Leiden Observatory, part of the faculty of Science at Leiden University, is the oldest university astronomy department in the world and largest astronomy department in the Netherlands.   Leiden is a charming university town with international flair close to Amsterdam.

Included Benefits: 

Leiden University offers comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, disability insurance, maternity and parental leave, and retirement benefits, an annual vacation premium of 8%, and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%.