Science communications officer

Updated: 21 days ago
Deadline: 03 Mar 2023


The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is seeking a Science Communications Officer

The European VLBI Network (EVN) is an interferometric array of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe, extending into Asia, Africa, and Puerto Rico, and often observes in conjunction with the e-MERLIN interferometer in the UK and the VLBA in the US. The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium whose primary mission is to operate the EVN VLBI correlator and provide front-line support to EVN users and member telescopes. JIVE is actively developing new correlator capabilities to promote scientific exploitation of real-time e-VLBI, topics within space science, and use of larger global VLBI arrays. JIVE also develops software tools in support of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and the broad-band upgrade of the EVN, and has led the pioneering work for the implementation of VLBI with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). JIVE is hosted in Dwingeloo by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Dutch universities are within easy reach of Dwingeloo, and interaction with other radio-astronomy institutes throughout Europe provides for a vibrant research atmosphere. The JIVE staff is actively pursuing scientific research in a wide range of subjects from cosmology, active galactic nuclei, star formation, galactic/extragalactic transients to planetary science.

For further information regarding JIVE and the EVN, refer to and

JIVE wishes to profile itself and the EVN further, attract new partners and responsibilities and foster a global collaboration in VLBI. In this context we are looking for a Communications Officer, who will have the ultimate responsibility for the internal and external Communication activities of JIVE and coordination with other JIVE staff.

The fulltime position is initially for two years, with possible renewal.

Details on the position and on the application can be found at:

For more information about this vacancy, please contact the HR department ( ). For additional enquiries please contact drs. Aukelien van den Poll ( ).

All application materials can be sent to , mentioning reference number JIVE2022/11. Please arrange for up to three letters of reference to be sent separately to the same address. All application materials should arrive by 1 March 2023.

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