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Software Developer in Radio Astronomy

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is looking for a software developer to work within the Radio Interferometry Next Generation Software (RINGS) project. RINGS is part of the Horizon 2020 RadioNet initiative and is focused on delivering advanced calibration algorithms for the next generation of radio astronomy facilities, characterized by high sensitivity, large bandwidth and long baselines. The person recruited will work primarily on fringe fitting routines for arrays with large dispersive delays (this is particularly important for instruments such as LOFAR. Note also that a LOFAR node is currently under construction in Ireland with DIAS involvement). The position will be initially available for 1.5 years beginning October 2017 (starting date is negotiable) but it is intended to extend this by at least 0.5 months. Remuneration is based on these scales.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of interests by August 4th, 2017. They should also arrange for three letters of reference to be provided separately by the same date. Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field and have programming skills (particularly in the use of python). DIAS will provide funds for conference travel, etc., and the person recruited is expected to work closely for the duration of their contract with Irish astronomers exploiting LOFAR.
Applications, and submission enquiries should be sent to Ms Eileen Flood, (eflood@cp.dias.ie). Detailed enquiries regarding technical and scientific aspects of the project can be made to Prof Tom Ray (tr@cp.dias.ie).
The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies is an equal opportunity employer.

Included Benefits:
All positions benefit from generous Irish public service pension entitlements.