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Science and Operations Support


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Description: 

Job code: RT-C/NAV-SP/00059

Job posted on: Thu, 2018-08-09 17:47

Location: ESAC

Country: Spain

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Requirements

Science PhD or Masters Degree from a recognised Institution of seconday studies or equivalent.

In order to capably and efficiently support the XMM-Newton user community, the following competencies are required:

Sufficient expertise in astronomical observations, preferably X-ray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMM-Newton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations. Sufficient command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of X-ray astronomical data Analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMM-Newton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMM-Newton data. Good understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space- (or ground-) based observatory. Knowledge of the specifics of astronomical X-ray detectors,preferably those of XMM-Newton. Ability to interact with and provide support to users from a world-wide community and crossing multiple disciplines. Fluency in written and spoken English.

Contact information: jobs@vitrocisetbelgium.com o.recca@vitrocisetbelgium.com l.petkov@vitrocisetbelgium.com s.poncerios@|vitrocisetbelgium.com

Specific Tasks

  • Contribution to instrument calibration or scientific performance monitoring.
  • Development of new algorithms or shared scripts for scientific analysis.
Ideal Candidate: 

Requirements

  • Science PhD or Masters Degree from a recognised Institution of seconday studies or equivalent.
In order to capably and efficiently support the XMM-Newton user community, the following competencies are required:
  • Sufficient expertise in astronomical observations, preferably X-ray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMM-Newton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations.
  • Sufficient command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of X-ray astronomical data
  • Analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMM-Newton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMM-Newton data.
  • Good understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space- (or ground-) based observatory.
  • Knowledge of the specifics of astronomical X-ray detectors,preferably those of XMM-Newton.
  • Ability to interact with and provide support to users from a world-wide community and crossing multiple disciplines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
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