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Gaia Instrument Operations Scientists


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Description: 

Job code: RT-S/SCI-OOO/00144

Job posted on: Thu, 2017-12-14 16:34

Location: ESAC

Country: Spain

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Requirements

The service provider should have a solid background in the analysis of

spectral and time domain data acquired on variable stars. Experience

with miscellaneous time domain analysis methods and knowledge of the

analysis methods used by CU7 is a must, examples are : classification

engines, using miscellaneous variability classification methods, and

techniques like random forest classification and un-supervised learning.

Experience in designing, coding and testing the resulting science analysis

software using JAVA is required. A general knowledge of Gaia, its

objectives, operations principles and data analysis approach used by the

Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is a plus. The service

provider should have experience in working in a large consortium and

have experience in conflict solving in a context without direct hierarchical

relationships.

Specific Tasks
On Gaia the leader of a Coordination Unit (CU) fulfils a role equivalent to
that of a PI on an observatory type mission, while the CU itself, as a
discipline, can be seen as the equivalent of an instrument. In this context
the service will provide support to CU7, coordinated by a scientist who
will be the liaison to CU7
Ideal Candidate: 

 Requirements

The service provider should have a solid background in the analysis of 
spectral and time domain data acquired on variable stars. Experience
with miscellaneous time domain analysis methods and knowledge of the
analysis methods used by CU7 is a must, examples are : classification
engines, using miscellaneous variability classification methods, and
techniques like random forest classification and un-supervised learning.
Experience in designing, coding and testing the resulting science analysis
software using JAVA is required. A general knowledge of Gaia, its
objectives, operations principles and data analysis approach used by the
Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) is a plus. The service
provider should have experience in working in a large consortium and
have experience in conflict solving in a context without direct hierarchical
relationships.
Specific Tasks
On Gaia the leader of a Coordination Unit (CU) fulfils a role equivalent to
that of a PI on an observatory type mission, while the CU itself, as a
discipline, can be seen as the equivalent of an instrument. In this context
the service will provide support to CU7, coordinated by a scientist who
will be the liaison to CU7
 
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