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Program Manager (Research Scientist)

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17 maart 2020
05 april 2020

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The Faculty of Science, Leiden Observatory is looking for a

Program Manager (Research Scientist)

Key responsibilities
Leiden Observatory invites applications for a Program Manager position at the European ALMA Regional Center node in the Netherlands, Allegro. The position will be filled at an Assistant or Associate Research Scientist level. The position includes a 50% allocation for independent research.

The Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of Allegro and is expected to take an active role in the tasks of the node. These include user support, data quality control, organization of workshops and training, and development of new methods for obtaining, processing and analyzing ALMA data. In addition, the Program Manager is expected to conduct an active independent research program involving ALMA.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in astronomy or related field;
  • Extensive expertise with ALMA data and/or similar interferometers;
  • A strong track record in astronomical research including the use of ALMA;
  • Strong managerial and communication skills.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the faculty is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,200 staff and almost 4,200 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

Terms and conditions 
We offer a full-time position for an initial period up to 4 years. Continuation of employment after that period depends on availability of funding, and on qualifications and performance of the candidate. Depending on experience the salary can range from 2.709,-  to € 4.978-,  gross per month (pay scale 10 / 11 in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information about working and living conditions and benefits see our website.

The position is open to candidates from all countries. Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals who add to the diversity and inclusiveness at Leiden Observatory.

Enquiries can be made to Michiel Hogerheijde, email michiel@strw.leidenuniv.nl, telephone: +31 71 527 5590. For more information about the Faculty of Science and the Leiden Observatory see the website.

Please submit online your application via our application system. Ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of research experience and interests;
  • A statement of ALMA-related expertise;
  • Three reference letters;

Only applications received no later than 5 April 2020 can be considered.

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