martes, 13 de octubre de 2015

[OFER-TRABEC] NAC: Postdoctoral Position in Solar and Heliospheric Ph

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Institución:Space Research Group-Universidad de Alcalá
The Space Research Group (SRG) of University of Alcalá (Spain) announces the opening of one postdoctoral position in Solar and Heliospheric Physics, to work in the Solar Orbiter Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) scientific data and instrument operations development.

Deadline: 06th November 2015.

What we offer:
Senior research contract at University of Alcalá, for up to 12 months that can be extended for two years more. The selected candidate will work in the Solar Orbiter Energetic Particle Detector (EPD) project funded by the MINECO (Spanish Industry and Competiveness Ministry). The candidate's primary job will be to do managing and research tasks within the project (see details below).
The gross annual salary will be between 30,000 € and 33,000 € (depending on the experience of the candidate) subject to up to 20% tax and Social Security deductions. Medical insurance will be provided under the Spanish National Health Service and, wherever applicable, will also cover the accompanying partner and children. Non-European Union citizens must obtain the permits required to live and work in Spain prior to signing the contract. Please contact the Spanish consulate in your country for details.

What we require:
Candidates should have a PhD in Science or Engineering and demonstrable experience in Space Science and/or Space Physics.
Research experience in the fields of Solar and Heliospheric Physics, Solar Energetic Particles, Cosmic Rays or Space Systems development.
Experience handling and analyzing scientific data from space-based instruments.
Experience in operations and tele-commanding of space-based scientific instrumentation
Experience in science data processing, archiving and management (from low-level telemetry data to high-level science data products).
Good computational skills (including Linux shell scripting and Python and/or IDL programming under a Linux environment).
Good communication skills and ability to work within a group and to integrate in an international and multidisciplinary team.
The candidate's scientific publication record in one or more of these areas will be strongly valued.
Spoken and written English.
Travelling disposition.

Functional responsibilities:
The successful candidate will integrate in the EPD Project Office, participating in the development of the infrastructure required for the EPD science operations and the ground processing of EPD's science data.
He/she is also expected to frequently act as EPD's representative in Solar Orbiter working groups and team meetings and as contact point with the ESA Science Operations Center.

Información complementaria de la oferta:
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a cover letter (in English, pdf format) to Dr. Teresa Varela Jeraldo ( with carbon copy to Dr. Javier Rodríguez-Pacheco ( Optionally, the names and contact details of up to 2 references can be provided.
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