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We are recruiting two (2) postdoctoral researchers in Radio Astronomy and two (2) PhD students, who will work within the international team of experts leading this project, under the supervision of Dr. Carolina Casadio, and in a young but high-profile research institute, the Institute of Astrophysics (IA) - FORTH in Crete (Greece). The positions will be funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant (agreement No 101040021), "Search for milli-lenses to discriminate between dark matter models". Postodocts and PhD students will work on the data calibration and analysis of radio Very Long Baseline Interferometric (VLBI) data for sources in the SMILE sample and they will take part in follow-up observations of gravitational lens candidates and the scientific exploitation of outcomes. They will have the possibility of collaborating with experts in signal processing and machine learning, through at the Signal Processing Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science - FORTH. Moreover, PhD students and postdocs will be offered the opportunity of spending training/collaboration periods at the Max Planck Institue for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR), at the research department of Radio Astronomy/VLBI lead by Prof. J. Anton Zensus. MPIfR is a leading radio astronomical institute in Germany and one of the key players in the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. 

The initial appointments for postdocs are for two years, with the possibility of extension after review. The net monthly salaries for the postdoc and PhD student position will be ~ 1600 (level of Assist. Professor salary) and 1100 €, respectively.

Applicants for the postodoctoral positions are required to have a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field at the time of the appointment. We encourage the applications from researchers with expertise in radio interferometry and VLBI data calibration, and physics of active galaxies. Good skills in programming are also desirable.

More info at https://www.ia.forth.gr/employment-opportunities