A position is available at the Nordic ALMA Regional Centre (ARC) node. The Nordic ARC node is a part of Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) - the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy, hosted by the Department of Space, Earth and Environment (SEE) at Chalmers University of Technology.
Information about The Nordic ARC node
The Nordic ARC node supports ALMA projects from Sweden, Denmark, Finnland, and Norway. As an increasing fraction of ALMA data will be processed by the ALMA pipeline, ARC node work will focus on giving direct user support to visiting users who received ALMA data or want to harvest data from the ALMA archive, including advanced calibration and analysis of data. In addition, the Nordic ARC node develops software tools to improve data quality and to aid the analysis of the data.
The successful applicant will be a member of the Nordic ARC node and will be involved in all the regular activities within the node, in particular quality assessment of ALMA data from Nordic projects, face-to-face user support, software tool development, contact scientist activities, and community training and outreach. The ALMA support is on a 50% level. The remaining 50% can be used for the applicant's own research, ideally related to one of the research topics covered by the astronomy units at SEE.
The successful applicant has a doctoral degree in astronomy or a closely related field. The candidate should have good knowledge in the calibration and analysis of ALMA or other interferometric data, on a level that allows the candidate to provide advanced user support. Ideally the successful candidate has experience from working within ALMA. Candidates with a strong interferometric background from other observatories will also be considered.
The position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.