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Post-doc/engineer position: Gaia spectroscopic data treatment and data validation

Opening of a one year engineer/post-doc position, with possible renewal during the Gaia projetc duration, starting as soon as possible (date of announcement : April 2019).

Global space astrometry for the 21th century, an ESA mission

Opening of a one year engineer/post-doc position, with possible renewal during the Gaia projetc duration, starting as soon as possible (date of announcement : April 2019).

Global space astrometry for the 21th century, an ESA mission

 Context

The Gaia satellite, cornerstone of the European Space Agency, has been launched december 19, 2013 for a 5 years mission. The scientific preparation of the mission is organised since 2006 by the DPAC european Consortium, to which our teams contribute. DPAC has been developing algorithms for the simulation and the data analysis of the data from the satellite. Within DPAC, our team has the responsibility of the spectrograph calibration and of the data handling. The selected candidate will work on the software development (conception, optimisation) of the spectroscopic data analysis modules, and the analysis of the results.

 Contact / address for applications :

Applications together with a detailed CV, bibliography, and reference persons should be sent as described on emploi.cnrs site, the review of the applications starting now and until the position is filled.

 Job description :

  • Scientific analysis and software development for the processing of astronomical data
  • Job function : scientific and technical studies, specification, conception and development
  • Competences : software engineering, development in Java, databases, data analysis techniques, technical english, relational aptitudes. A background in astronomy and preferably in spectroscopy would be an advantage.
  • The candidate must have either a PhD degree or a second year of a Master diploma, or an engineer degree in astrophysics or computer science
  • Duration : one year with possible renewal for several years.
  • Wages : between 1900-2400€/month net salary, depending on study level and previous experience (TBC).

For more details, please contact CDD.Gaia at obspm.fr