Radio Astronomer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Department Name: 
Radio and Geoastronomy
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street
Street Line 2: 
MS 42
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Position Title:  Radio Astronomer / Scientific Programmer

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a pioneering Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) array with an angular resolution of the order of ten micro-arcseconds. It operates at 1.3 mm and shorter wavelengths. The EHT investigates the characteristics of emission from Supermassive Black Holes on event-horizon scales, with the ultimate goal of making an image on these scales, thereby testing Einstein's theory of general relativity in the current field limit.

The EHT is developing next-generation computational frameworks for the correlation, calibration, and analysis of VLBI data. These efforts include developing a cloud computing paradigm for the rapid relationship of VLBI data with extremely wide recorded bandwidths, creating new calibration and data pipelines to address the specific challenges of millimeter VLBI, and designing synthesis imaging algorithms tailored to the current EHT array and its future enhancements.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) seeks a Scientific Programmer (Radio Astronomer) to take a leading role within an international team to develop next-generation software solutions for outstanding EHT challenges. The successful candidate will work with the EHT science community to help formulate EHT software requirements and determine technical specifications of new and modified software.

For further information and requirements, view the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at:
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/hr/postings/18-47.html

Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications online for this position.  For complete information and online application procedures, please visit USAJOBS  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500405900.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 16, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Danielle Nembhard
Title: 
HR Specialist
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden Street
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
danielle.nembhard@cfa.harvard.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
18-47