ASTRON and JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2019

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy and JIVE Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC
Street Line 1: 
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
City: 
Dwingeloo
State/Province: 
Drenthe
Zip/Postal: 
7991 PD
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)  announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2019 Summer Research Programme. The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the institute in Dwingeloo in the Netherlands, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members.

Possible topics of study may include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line mission/absorption from normal and starburst galaxies, stellar maser astrometry, faint radio sources, pulsar timing, pulsar searching, synchrotron transients, fast radio bursts, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, space science as well as algorithm development - or similar topics,  depending on what supervisors will have to offer.

The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor. The programme is not aimed at engineering or electronics students.

ASTRON operates the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a cutting-edge, low-frequency, multi-field aperture array telescope that is using transformational technologies and novel software approaches to explore the Universe between 10-240 MHz. ASTRON also operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) which is equipped with the new APERTIF phased array feeds, greatly increasing the survey speed of the telescope.

JIVE is the main data processor centre of the European VLBI Network (EVN) and is leading the development of real-time e-VLBI in Europe. For more information see the institutes’ websites.

The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation in the locality of the Observatory, a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement. We expect the participants to start early June 2019 to ensure overlap of the participants so they can fully benefit from the scheduled lectures and social activities.

More information about recent summer student programmes can be found at http://www.astron.nl/astronomy-group/astronjive-summer-student-programme

Applications for the programme should be sent via the registration form at this website. Please note that two letters of reference are needed; names and contact information of referees should be filled in before you can submit your application. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2019.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr Cees Bassa / Dr Zsolt Paragi
Institution/Company: 
ASTRON and JIVE
Street Line 1: 
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
City: 
Dwingeloo
Zip/Postal Code: 
7991 PD
Country: 
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31521595100
Email: 
summerprogramme@astron.nl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Summer Programme 2019 Coordinators
Subject: 
ASTRON and JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2019
Email: 
summerprogramme@astron.nl