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Most recent update: June 25, 2009  8:59 a.m. EST.

LOCATION REQ. NO. DESCRIPTION
GREEN BANK, WV GB5311 SCIENTIST/A (SCIENTIFIC LEADER, HIGH FREQUENCY FPA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM)
GREEN BANK, WV GB5485 ASSISTANT SCIENTIST

SCIENTIST/A (SCIENTIFIC LEADER, HIGH FREQUENCY FOCAL PLANE ARRAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM)
REQ. NO.: GB5311

SUMMARY: The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is beginning a program to develop focal plane arrays for the Green Bank Telescope, beginning with a 3mm array. We are looking for an energetic individual to provide scientific leadership for the focal plane array development program, particularly for the GBT’s high frequency range.

Work is currently underway on a 7-pixel array for the 18-26 GHz band. The next major spectral line instrument will be a 100+ pixel heterodyne array system working from at least 80 GHz through 115 GHz. We are also planning a large-format 3 mm bolometer camera developed principally by an external consortium. Beyond that, we envision replacing all receiver systems above 15 GHz with focal plane arrays. We are looking for someone to provide the scientific leadership needed to bring these plans into fruition. Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include scientific oversight of all aspects of the FPA development program, from initial specifications of the receiver, IF, and backends, through the final commissioning plans for the various instruments. The applicant will also be tasked with promoting the FPA development program to the external community through talks and workshops, and building external collaborations as appropriate.

The successful applicant must have strong leadership skills and knowledge of radio and/or millimeter astronomy. The successful candidate will have 25% of their time available for independent research. Support for research and travel are provided, as well as vacation accrual, health insurance, and a moving allowance. Position will be filled at the assistant, associate, or scientist level, depending on experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirement of at least three years beyond PhD, and knowledge of radio and/or millimeter wavelength astronomy, as well as basic management skills.

ORGANIZATION: Scientific Services

LOCATION: Green Bank, West Virginia

Applications should include a description of relevant experience, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research interests, and the names of three scientists who have agreed to provide letters of reference. All material should be submitted as a single PDF file of the form "LastNameFirstInitial.GB5311.pdf" via email to: gbresumes@nrao.edu. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email. Please reference "FPA Scientist, Req: GB5311" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


ASSISTANT SCIENTIST
REQ NO.: GB5485

SUMMARY: We are looking for an energetic person to join the scientific staff in Green Bank Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include supporting observers who come to the telescope as well as working on a diverse variety of projects, which may include the development and commissioning of new instrumentation on the telescope, working with the engineering staff to improve the overall telescope performance, and aiding with the data reduction pipelines needed for the GBT.

The successful applicant must have strong knowledge of radio and/or millimeter astronomy. The successful candidate will have 25% of their time available for independent research. Support for research and travel are provided, as well as vacation accrual, health insurance, and a moving allowance. Position will be filled at the assistant, associate, or scientist level, depending on experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirement of at least two years beyond PhD, and knowledge of radio and/or millimeter wavelength astronomy.

ORGANIZATION: Scientific Services

LOCATION: Green Bank, West Virginia

Applications should include a description of relevant experience, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research interests, and the names of three scientists who have agreed to provide letters of reference. All material should be submitted as a single PDF file of the form "LastNameFirstInitial.GB5485.pdf" via email to: gbresumes@nrao.edu. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email. Please reference "Staff Scientist, GB OPS, GB5485" in the subject line. Review of applicants will begin on May 1, 2009; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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