Vacancy Notice: European ALMA Programme Scientist

Published: 01 Feb 2018
N159 in LMC: Herschel image & SEPIA spectra

For its Directorate for Science at the Headquarters in Garching near Munich, Germany, ESO is seeking a

European ALMA Programme Scientist

The European ALMA Programme Scientist serves as the primary contact between the ALMA Observatory, the European ALMA Support Centre and the European astronomical community with respect to the scientific capabilities, mission and exploitation of the ALMA facility.

The initial deadline for receipt of applications to be considered for the position is 31 March, 2018.  

The European ALMA Programme Scientist is responsible for ensuring that the European share of the observatory and its future development will enable ALMA to meet the scientific requirements. S/he monitors the scientific performance of ALMA operations and its compliance to what is required to carry out forefront science. S/he fosters high-level participation of the community to identify emergent areas of astronomical research and help promote their rapid development. This includes identifying strategies for the best scientific use through the development plan.

Together with the ALMA Observatory Scientist, the North American and EA Programme Scientists, s/he:

  • is a member of the Integrated Science Team (see ALMA Management);
  • helps to set scientific requirements and specifications for ALMA;
  • reviews and monitors compliance with the scientific requirements and technical specifications in the various discipline areas.

For more information, please see the full vacancy announcement on the ESO Recruitment Portal website.