Postdoctoral Position in Multi-Object Spectroscopy on the E-ELT at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Successful applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, or equivalent, and affinity with instrumentation.
Scholarship Description: This postdoc position is intended to perform astronomical and technical trade-offs for E-ELT instrumentation in general and OPTIMOS-EVE in particular, in preparation for phase B. The functional description is comparable to that of instrument scientist.
The postdoc should be the NL liaison for the ESO E-ELT project office and carry out simulations in support of the E-ELT and OPTIMOS-EVE science case, in collaboration with Eline Tolstoy, Scott Trager, Marc Verheijen (Groningen), and Paul Groot (Nijmegen).
Important technical aspects relate to the fiber coupling into the spectrograph, sky-background correction, the application of dichroics, and the use of VPH gratings.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 3, 2011