Employment opportunities at JIVE


The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is seeking candidates for fixed-term appointment as


Science Communication Officer (F/M)
(parttime, 0,5 fte)


to be located at JIVE, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands.

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium hosted at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. The European VLBI Network (EVN) is an interferometric array of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe and around the world. JIVE operates the VLBI correlator, provides front-line support to EVN users and member telescopes, and is actively developing new correlator capabilities. The JIVE staff is actively pursuing scientific research in a wide range of subjects from cosmology to planetary science. For further information regarding JIVE see www.jive.eu.

After becoming formally a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, ERIC, JIVE has been awarded funding to profile itself further, attract new partners and responsibilities and foster a global collaboration in VLBI. In this context we are looking for Communications Officer.

Job description:

  • producing written material describing JIVE and the EVN as an excellent European Research Infrastructure;
  • coordinating the dissemination of VLBI science results with the international partners, to the European community at large and the press;
  • overseeing the production of advertising material aimed at policy makers, scientists and the general public;
  • contributing to the on-line presence of the EVN and JIVE by collecting material for web sites and social media.

In exceptional cases this position can be extended with additional responsibilities in astronomical research, policy development or (web site) development.

Job requirements:
The position requires a:

  • an academic level of education, preferably in a science background;
  • a track record in communication; 
  • a flawless command of written and spoken English is essential.

We offer:
The appointment is offered for one year in the first instance with extension up to a total of four years pending good performance. The appointee will be in the formal employ of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The position carries a competitive salary plus an excellent package of secondary benefits, including relocation expenses. Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply.

Information:
For more information regarding JIVE and the EVN, refer to www.jive.eu and www.evlbi.org. Further information about the vacancy, please contact Erika Timmerman, HR Officer (+31 (0)521-595100 or personnel [at] astron [dot] nl). For additional enquiries please contact drs. Aukelien van den Poll (poll [at] jive [dot] eu).

Reactions:
Applications should contain a CV including the names of up to 3 references. Please forward application materials to personnel [at] astron [dot] nl, mentioning reference number JIVE2016/02. All application materials should arrive by 30 November 2016.

 


 

The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is seeking candidates for fixed-term appointment as

SUPPORT SCIENTIST

to be located at JIVE, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands.

The European VLBI Network (EVN) is an interferometric array of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe, extending into Asia, Africa, and Puerto Rico, and often observes in conjunction with the e-MERLIN interferometer in the UK and the VLBA in the US. The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium hosted at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. JIVE operates the EVN VLBI correlator, provides front-line support to EVN users and member telescopes, and is actively developing new correlator capabilities to promote scientific exploitation of real-time e-VLBI, wide fields of view, and larger global VLBI arrays observing with the African VLBI Network or ALMA. Dutch universities are within easy reach of Dwingeloo, and interaction with other radio-astronomy institutes throughout Europe provides for a vibrant research atmosphere

Job description
Principal support responsibilities include:

  •  assisting EVN users to schedule and analyze VLBI experiments;
  • monitoring EVN performance through dedicated test observations;
  • overseeing the correlation of experiments: data-quality review, preparation of PI/station feedback, liaison with users and network telescopes, etc.;
  • maintaining/developing features of the EVN pipeline;
  • testing new correlator/network capabilities.

The position may also involve a modest amount of other local-service collateral duties, such as visitor coordination or organizing colloquia. The position has a 50-50 split between support duties and the appointee's own research. We invite applications for the position of JIVE Support Scientist, available from February 2017.

Job requirements:
The position requires a:
• Ph.D. in astronomy or other relevant field, and a solid foundation in radio interferometry techniques;
• interest in VLBI processing software would be a plus;
• a good command of written and spoken English is essential.

We offer:
The appointment is offered for one year in the first instance with extension up to a total of three years pending good performance. The appointee will be in the formal employ of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The position carries a competitive salary plus an excellent package of secondary benefits, including relocation expenses.

Information:
For more information regarding JIVE and the EVN, refer to www.jive.eu and www.evlbi.org. Further information about the vacancy, please contact Erika Timmerman, HR Officer (+31 (0)521-595100; personnel [at] astron [dot] nl). For additional enquiries please contact Dr. Z. Paragi (zparagi [at] jive [dot] eu), head of User Support at JIVE.

Reactions:
Applications should contain a CV and list of publications, and a description of research interests. Please forward application materials to personnel [at] astron [dot] nl, mentioning reference number JIVE2016/01. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to the same address. All application materials should arrive by 1 November 2016.

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