Traineeships in science operations with massive arrays

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) have positions available for   Traineeships in science operations with massive arrays   Description The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) announce the availability of a minimum of two grants for their […]

  • Section
    Radio observatory
  • Hours
    38
  • Expertise
    Radio Astronomy
  • Closing date
    15-02-2019

Postdoctoral position on fast radio transients

ASTRON has recently started ALERT, the Apertif Lofar Exploration of the Radio Transient Sky. ALERT aims to identify the highly compact astrophysical explosions powering Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). We are looking to build out our excellent group of enthusiastic, dedicated astronomers, and invite applications for a:   POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON FAST RADIO TRANSIENTS (f/m)   […]

  • Section
    Astronomy group
  • Hours
    38
  • Expertise
    Radio Astronomy
  • Closing date

Postdoctoral position on Radio transients and gravitational-wave events

ASTRON has recently started ARGO, the Apertif Radio – Gravitational wave Observatory. ARGO uses the novel, wide-field Apertif detectors we have recently commissioned to discover and study afterglow and prompt radio emission from gravitational-wave events. Through precise radio localizations, essential for our multi-frequency follow-up, we aim to shed light on the astrophysics driving these exotic […]

  • Section
    Astronomy group
  • Hours
    38
  • Expertise
    Radio Astronomy
  • Closing date

PhD position “Gas and the life-cycle of radio galaxies”

Job description: The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute invites applications for a 4-year PhD position on “Gas and the life-cycle of radio galaxies” under the supervision of Prof. Raffaella Morganti. The position is shared with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). The selected candidate will be based at the Kapteyn Institute in Groningen with regular visits […]

  • Section
    Astronomy group
  • Hours
    40
  • Expertise
    Radio Astronomy
  • Closing date

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Before I came to work at ASTRON, I had a job at a high-quality technology company. After that I wanted to work in a similar and challenging work environment. So I ended up at ASTRON. Here I’m dealing with a challenging and high-quality technical environment. Both in terms of hardware and software. I find the […]

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