ASTRON/JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2018

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
ASTRON, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
City: 
Dwingeloo
State/Province: 
Drenthe
Zip/Postal: 
7991 PD
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

ASTRON/JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2018

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 2018 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 include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line mission/ absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsar timing, pulsar searching, fast radio bursts, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as algorithm development. 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 2018 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 while registering. Deadline for applications is 1 February 2018.

Included Benefits: 

Accommodation and food at the institute's guesthouse, a modest weekly stipend, liability and medical insurance during the stay. 

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Cees Bassa / Dr. Z. Paragi
Institution/Company: 
ASTRON / JIVE
Street Line 1: 
Oude Hoogeveensedijk 4
City: 
Dwingeloo
State/Province: 
Drenthe
Zip/Postal Code: 
7991 PD
Country: 
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31521595100
FAX: 
none
Email: 
summerprogramme@astron.nl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Coordinators
Subject: 
ASTRON/JIVE Summer students programme 2018
Email: 
summerprogramme@astron.nl