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Astronomy and Astrophysics: Vacancies

MIRI Software Developer

A contract post is currently available as part of a European/US team to develop software for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). MIRI will be flown on the James Webb Space Telescope, which is due for launch in 2018. It is essential that applicants have a PhD in Astrophysics or a related subject. They should also have relevant experience with astronomical data processing and knowledge of C++ and a scripting language, such as Python, are advantageous. Successful applicants may expect to carry out their own astronomical research in addition to their MIRI workload and help to shape the MIRI guaranteed time program. Current research interests in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section are primarily in the areas of star formation and high-energy astrophysics. The initial contract will be for a 3-year period.

Applications, to include a CV, publication list, a short description of research interests, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, ideally as a single PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting “MIRI Software Developer” in the subject field, to arrive on or before 30th September 2014.

The position will remain open until filled and is available from Fall 2014.

Included Benefits:
Salary will commence at 45,212 euro per year with annual increments subject to satisfactory performance.

The post is offered subject to the general Irish public service regulations and employment legislation (e.g. regarding maternity leave, holiday entitlements, etc.) and includes generous pension provision paid for by the employer.

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Postgraduate Scholarship in Star Formation

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a postgraduate scholarship to work in the Star Formation Group led by Prof. Tom Ray. Funding is available for 4 years starting in October 2014. The funding includes a stipend, postgraduate fees and covers conference/workshop participation. The student will work on the interpretation of observations of young stellar objects (YSOs), their disks and outflows. DIAS is collaborating on two interferometer projects involving LOFAR and GRAVITY on the VLT. It is envisaged that the student will work in the area of interferometry of YSOs.

A primary degree in physics, or a related field, and some background in observational astronomy are mandatory. Programming skills and experience with astronomical data analysis are beneficial. Interested students are encouraged to send a brief statement of intent and a curriculum vitae to Ms. Eileen Flood, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with the names of two referees. Inquiries can be made to Prof. Tom Ray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The deadline for submissions is September 30th 2014.

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