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Postdoctoral Associate in Haystack Observatory of MIT

Postdoctoral Associate: Haystack Observatory of MIT

Country: USA
City: Westford
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Postdoctoral Associate, Haystack Observatory- Radio Astronomy Group of MIT has two job openings. Working at MIT offers unique opportunities, an environment, culture and benefits and help shape the future.

Haystack has made major contributions to the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) array and has led the development of a phased array capability for ALMA. It has also developed groundbreaking systems for low-frequency instruments as well as implemented new astronomy capabilities for the iconic and world-class 37-meter antenna at the site.


  • conduct research into active galactic nuclei (AGN), star-forming molecular clouds, astrophysical masers, low-frequency thermal and coherent solar radio emissions, as well as cosmic hydrogen in the early universe.
  • strong emphasis on hardware and software development and the use of novel instrumentation to generate new scientific capabilities.
  • In addition, contribute to the team and assist with the processing and publication of existing datasets in various science areas.
  •  Moreover, has an affinity for contributing on both technical and scientific fronts, with the technical work focusing on software for data reduction and analysis.

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Required Qualification to Work in Haystack Observatory in MIT

  1. a PhD in astronomy or a related field of physics
  2. specialized in observational radio astronomy, emphasizing strong synergy with technical development activities that span radio science sub-disciplines.
  3. experience working with and analyzing complex, multifaceted datasets
  4. knowledge or ability to quickly learn the principles of radio interferometry and interferometric imaging
  5. In addition, evidence of strong software skills.

Preferred Qualification

  •  firm grasp of mathematics and statistics
  • fluency in Python, C, C++
  • familiarity with Linux
  • In addition, experience debugging, designing as well as building software packages for data handling and analysis.

Additional Information

You will work in the Haystack observatory located in Westford, MA.

Moreover, Visa Sponsorship is available for the successful candidate along with a competitive salary.




Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Company NameMIT



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