ASTON Traineeships in Science Operations - Call for Applications

Closing date: 15 January 2020

The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) announce the availability of a minimum of two grants for their Traineeship in Science Operations with massive arrays.  The programme enables astronomers (post doc, PhD or graduate student level) to spend a trimester (12 weeks) at the institute in Dwingeloo in the Netherlands. Under the supervision of Telescope Scientists, you will be exposed to the science operations of massive arrays. You will develop fundamental skills and novel experimental methods on systems using technologies that produce cutting-edge science now and contribute to the development of the SKA. ASTRON & JIVE are committed to increasing their staff diversity, and we are especially interested in applications from all traditionally under-represented groups.

This programme will be sponsored by ASTRON and the Joining Up Users for Maximising the Profile, the Innovation and the Necessary Globalisation of JIVE (JUMPING JIVE) project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730884.

The available positions are open to applicants from all countries. JUMPING JIVE will specifically sponsor the positions for applications from African countries.

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UK Advanced Training Programme 2019 Call

Closing Date: 8 December 2019

We are pleased to announce advanced training opportunities in the form of Masters places at UK universities as part of the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project funded by the UK’s Newton Fund. The opportunities are open to nationals of all AVN partner countries, namely: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Mauritius and Zambia. These places are fully funded such that the Newton Fund will cover all tuition fees, bench fees and maintenance allowance at the RCUK recommended level of £15,009 per year. Projects are offered at the four UK DARA partner universities: the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Bristol. For each project, time may also be spent at a partner institution in South Africa or Africa to gain additional skills and build collaborations. The cost of your return flights, initial visa and health surcharge costs will be covered by the Newton Fund.

Closing Date: 8 December, 2019

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