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The Institute for Millimetre Radio Astronomy (IRAM) in Grenoble (France) currently has a vacancy for the Head of IT and Computing Group.
The Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM) is a leading astronomical research institute funded by the CNRS (France), MPG (Germany) and IGN (Spain). With its research and development headquarters in Grenoble, IRAM operates a 30-meter radio telescope near Granada, Spain, and an
interferometer of six 15-meter radio telescopes in the French Alps. IRAM develops instrumentation for these and other ground and spaced-based observatories, and is now starting a major upgrade of its interferometer (NOEMA).
IRAM is seeking to fill at the earliest possible date the position of a group leader for its IT and computing group in Grenoble, France. The experienced computer scientist will lead a team of 5 engineers and technicians in order to provide effective computing and network services to the institute. He/she will steer and coordinate strategic decisions in the field of computer hardware, network administration, data storage, instrument monitoring, and the development of hardware control software. He/she will also actively participate in the software developments of the group.
The successful candidate should have a university degree in computer science or physics with several years of experience, ideally in at least one of the following fields: complex process and high precision motion control, real-time architecture and software design, data storage management and high-speed networking. Familiarity with Unix/Linux, Windows, and Apple operating systems is expected.
Being at the crossing point of many different requirements and projects with a large number of
collaborators, the position requires excellent communication skills. Written and spoken fluency in
English is mandatory. IRAM offers a stimulating working environment at an international research institute of the highest standards. Compensation will depend on the candidate’s experience and will include attractive social benefits.
Candidates should send their application and CV quoting reference VN 2011/07, not later than
January 2, 2012 to:
Dr. P. Cox, Director
300, rue de la Piscine,
F–38406 St Martin d’Hères,