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Open Positions

IRAM Postdoctoral Astronomy Position - Science Operations Group

Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique
300 rue de la Piscine
F - 38406 St-Martin-d'Hères
Email submission: indigo$@$
- Mrs. Brigitte Indigo, Personnel Department
Email inquires: neri$@$
- Dr. Roberto Neri, PdBI Project Scientist

Posting date: February, 13, 2007
Closing date: April 02, 2007

Applications are invited for an astronomer position in the Science Operations Group (SOG) of the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) at the IRAM Headquarters in Grenoble (France).

IRAM is an international research organisation for millimeter/submillimeter astronomy supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany) and the IGN (Spain). IRAM operates two of the largest and most technologically advanced instruments in the world, a 30-meter single-dish telescope located in the Sierra Nevada, Spain, and an interferometer of six 15-meter antennas located at Plateau de Bure at an altitude of 2550 m in the French Alps. The Plateau de Bure antennas are equipped with dual polarization receivers that operate in the 80 to 115 GHz and 200 to 260 GHz bands (end of 2006), 120 to 180 GHz band (end of 2007) and 250 to 350 GHz band (end of 2008).

We are seeking for candidates with a PhD in astronomy and preferably with demonstrated observational experience with millimeter/submillimeter astronomical facilities. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the astronomical operations of the PdBI and to conduct his own research objectives with the PdBI. Priority will be given to candidates whose research interests cover current areas of research at IRAM.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute 50% of the time to

The appointment is initially for two years with the possibility of extension, and could start as early as June 01, 2007. To apply, please send curriculum vitae, bibliography and statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted no later than April 02, 2007 for full consideration.

Roberto NERI

PhD stipend at IRAM Granada

A PhD stipend is available at Pico Veleta Observatory to do thesis work under the guidance of Dr. Rainer Mauersberger. Start: as soon as possible. The stipend is initially for one year and is renewable. A letter of intent and a CV should be sent by email to the station manager of Pico Veleta Observatory Dr. Rainer Mauersberger (mauers$@$ The evaluation will start on March 5th, 2007.


Junior Postdoc Position at IRAM Granada

IRAM will apply for a Juan de la Cierva postdoc position of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science at IRAM Spain in the fields of astronomy or informatics. This position is limited to three years, and is open to candidates who have completed their PhD in recent years or will complete it this spring. The yearly stipend will be approximately 24.000 Euros. IRAM may contribute to the relocation of the successful candidate. Further information in Spanish and English is avalable on the website of the MEC ( Since the deadline, which is still unknown, might be defined on short notice, any interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of intent with their CV as soon as possible to the station manager of Pico Veleta observatory, Rainer Mauersberger (mauers$@$


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