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Instrument Operations Scientist


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Description: 

Job code: RT-S/SCI-OOC/00158

Job posted on: Wed, 2018-10-17 18:46

Location: ESAC

Country: Spain

Education: Master Degree

Contract type: permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Requirements

The service shall require a high level of:

 Experience in instrument in-flight calibration of in-situ experiments

 Understanding of the measurements by electric sensors, wave receivers, electrostatic

analyzers, solid state detectors, fluxgate and search coil magnetometers

 Programming fluency (language not important, but scripting, C, and IDL/matlab are essential)

 Independency in problem detection and solving

Contact information: l.petkov@vitrocisetbelgium.com O.recca@vitrocisetbelgium.com

Specific Tasks relevant Instrument Operations for Cluster

Instrument in-flight calibration

 Calibration of the DC electric field and drift velocity measurements.

 Determination of the plasma density from plasma wave measurements.

 Calibration of wave electric and magnetic fields.

 Calibration of the electron and ion electrostatic analyzers.

Data production and validation

 Investigations of quality factors and caveats of the plasma and wave measurements.

 Identification of missing records in plasma and wave measurements.

 Identification of inconsistent files between different datasets of the Cluster experiments.

 Production of the EFW datasets (Cluster) and FGM datasets (Double Star).

 Production of the high-resolution electron flux measurement from the EDI/AE data.

 Generation of the summary datasets for the data mining tool.

Ideal Candidate: 

Requirements

The service shall require a high level of:

 Experience in instrument in-flight calibration of in-situ experiments

 Understanding of the measurements by electric sensors, wave receivers, electrostatic

analyzers, solid state detectors, fluxgate and search coil magnetometers

 Programming fluency (language not important, but scripting, C, and IDL/matlab are essential)

 Independency in problem detection and solving

 

 
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