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Operations Staff AstronomerClosing date: 2017-06-30
Contact: Vacchile
Paranal Operations Staff Astronomers contribute to the challenge of operating the world leading astronomical facility and optimizing its scientific output. Between now and 2021, major new systems complement the available suite of instruments. This includes the VLTI 2nd generation instruments Gravity & Matisse, the Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) on UT4, the planet hunter ESPRESSO, and MOS facilities MOONS & 4MOST. Furthermore, preparations for the inclusion of the ELT into Paranal Science Operations will start in the next years.
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Software developer for the COSMIC-DANCe project (astrometry)Closing date: 2017-06-15
Contact: Hervé Bouy
The ERC funded COSMIC-DANCE project is looking for a software engineer to implement and validate new algorithms for improving astrometric and photometric calibration, in the regime of a billion position measurements implementing and validating new estimators of the apparent motions of astronomical sources
and developing new scientific visualization schemes for calibration metadata.
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COSMIC-DANCE: A comprehensive census of nearby star forming regions (ERC)Closing date: 2017-05-15
Contact: Hervé BOUY
The ERC funded COSMIC-DANCE project is offering one PhD position at the University of Bordeaux (France) to work on stellar and planetary formation in the Solar neighbourhood. Applications are due before 2017 May 15
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Postdoc in observations of nearby galaxies, Western University, London, CanadaClosing date: 2017-05-01
Contact: Pauline Barmby
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western University in London, Canada has a postdoctoral position available, to work on stellar populations and star formation in nearby galaxies. The successful applicant will use multiwavelength observations and innovative computational and statistical techniques to put together the big picture of galaxy formation. She or he will carry out independent as well as directed research and be eligible to apply for telescope time with CFHT, Gemini, ALMA, and JCMT.
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Efficient data processing techniques for high-angular resolution images in the visible.Closing date: 2017-04-15
Contact: Benoit Neichel
High-angular resolution imaging at visible wavelengths is one of the main challenge for the next generation ground-based instrumentation, with applications both for astronomy (Hubble Space Telescope replacement) or defense (imaging low-orbit satellites). At the heart of those instruments, Adaptive Optics [AO] provides diffraction-limited images.
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Postdoctoral position in astronomy and/or space physics at Uppsala University, SwedenClosing date: 2017-05-02
Contact: Bengt Edvardsson
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden?s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion (700 MEuro).

We now have an opening for a postdoctoral position in astronomy and/or space physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, starting August 2017 or earlier as agreed upon.
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Carry out your own PhD project!Closing date: 2017-04-30
Contact: Stefanie Peer
Carry out your own PhD project in Astrophysics supervised by Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel (University of Heidelberg)

At the Hector Fellow Academy you get the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel. The Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany. They have been honored by the Hector Foundation for their merit in research and teaching within natural sciences, informatics, mathematics, medicine / psychology and engineering. At the Academy they pass on their exper
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Postdoctoral position in galaxy evolution at Hamburg UniversityClosing date: 2017-04-15
Contact: Joe Liske
The Hamburger Sternwarte invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the group of Jochen Liske to work in the area of galaxy evolution.
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IAC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN Science with OSIRIS-Rex ProjectClosing date: 2017-05-31
Contact: Secretariat of the Research Division
The IAC (Tenerife) invites applications for ONE postdoctoral contract to work on topics within the project ?Science with OSIRIS-Rex? (AYA2015-67772-R) project, led by Dr. Javier Licandro.

Research topics at the IAC include most areas of astrophysics: solar physics, planetary systems, stellar and interstellar physics, galactic formation and evolution, and cosmology and astroparticles. These research lines are supported by an ambitious instrumentation program. The IAC has been selected as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence by the Spanish MINECO

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19 PhD grants at Paris Doctoral School of AstrophysicsClosing date: 2017-04-28
Contact: Jacques Le Bourlot

Applications for a PhD grant at Paris doctoral school of Astronomy and Astrophysics are now opened. See the web link in the announcement below. We expect to offer 19 grants this year.
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TWO POSTDOCTORAL CONTRACTS SO SOLAR PHYSICS 2017Closing date: 2017-04-15
Contact: Secretariat of the Research Division
The IAC (Tenerife, Spain) invites applications for TWO postdoctoral contracts to work on topics within the research line ?Solar Physics?. This contract is financed by the "SEVERO OCHOA PROGRAM" (SEV-2015-0548), supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. It follows the selection of the IAC as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence by the Spanish Government in 2015, a recognition awarded for the second time to the IAC as a leading research institute in Spain.
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Post-doctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at AstroParticule & Cosmology APC Paris FranceClosing date: 2017-12-31
Contact: Eric Chassande-Mottin
The Gravitation group at AstroParticule & Cosmologie APC is seeking qualified individuals for post-doctoral appointments to work in the area of the gravitational wave data analysis and multimessenger astrophysics.
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