Astronomy and Astrophysics  /  Réaltfhisic

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Vacancies




 Two contract posts are currently available as part of a European/US team to support instrument characterisation and 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. The MIRI work will be carried out within a large international team which has active collaborations with the STScI in Baltimore, the JWST operational centre, to support instrument calibration, mission preparation and pipeline development. Successful applicants are expected to carry out their own astronomical research (for 50% of the time) 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 2-year period.


Applications, to include a CV, publication list, a short description of research plans, 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 Post” in the subject field, to arrive on or before 30th September 2015. The positions will remain open until filled and are available from Fall 2015.


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


Salary will commence at 45212 euro per year with annual increments subject to satisfactory performance. The posts are 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.


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