Oferta de Trabajo: Head of Computer Group at IRAM/Granada

Remitimos la siguiente información sobre una oferta de trabajo que nos ha llegado:

The Institute for Millimeter Radio Astronomy seeks to fill the position
of Head of Computer Group at IRAM/Granada.

IRAM is a leading international institute for millimeter wave astronomy,
supported by the CNRS (France), the Max-Planck Gesellschaft (Germany),
and the IGN (Spain). IRAM operates two major observatories, a 30-meter
single-dish telescope in Spain and the NOEMA interferometer in the
French Alps near Grenoble, and runs an ambitious instrumentation
development program.

The computer group at IRAM/Granada, Spain, is responsible for the
support of operations at the 30m telescope, including the control of the
telescope and instrumentation, and the handling of the astronomical
data. New instrumentation with large bandwidths, multi-pixels, and high
sampling rates, put a high demand on
synchronization, data processing, and data storage. Remote observations,
supervision, and transfer of data to remote sites, place additional
demands on the network access. The computer group is responsible for the
computer facilities at the 30m telescope and at the IRAM offices in

The successful candidate is expected to take over technical and
administrative leadership, and develop and maintain efficient contacts
with external computer departments and authorities. The candidate will
be responsible for the integration of existing and new instruments into
the computer environment at the 30m
observatory and the support of new telescope control and observing
modes. This requires developing, testing, verifying, and commissioning
of new steering, control, and monitoring software, while, at the same
time, ensuring the seamless conduction of routine 30m observations.
Knowledge of real-time control systems, servo loops, digital signal
processing, of languages (Python, C, Fortran), and of data bases (mySQL)
on linux systems are assets.

The group leader must have a university degree in computer science or
physics with several years of experience, ideally also in the field of
process measuring and control technology. Good English skills are
essential. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset. Experience with development
of astronomy or observatory applications is preferred. This work
requires to work 1-2 weeks per month at the observatory.
The candidate must possess excellent communication skills as this is of
special importance in the multicultural working environment of IRAM. The
work requires a very close interaction with the other technical groups
at IRAM/Granada, and in particular with the computer group in Grenoble.

Candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter
explaining their interest, together with the names of at least two
professional references, no later than October 31th 2015, by email to
the IRAM personnel department (jobsscsu@iram.fr). Consideration of applications will
begin in November 2015, and will
continue until the position is filled.

Possible starting dates are January 1st 2016, or later.