The Mullard Space Science Laboratory is the Department of Space & Climate Physics of UCL and is located on its own campus in the beautiful Surrey Hill.
The post holder will act as Detector Sceientst for the Visible Instrument (VIS) on the Euclid mission under development for the ESA Cosmic Vision programme. MSSL is responsible for the focal plane of 36 e2v CCDs that form the heart of the VIS instrument.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As part of the instrument study and development team, the post-holder will be expected to:
• Develop the test programme for the CCD273 devices being developed for Euclid by e2v
• Lead the Euclid detector test team at MSSL and carry out elements of the detector testing in the MSSL laboratories
• Support the testing of the VIS instrument at test sites in Europe
• Support integration of the VIS instrument into the spacecraft, and subsequent testing
• Develop and maintain calibration software
• Maintain database of detector test data and deliver products to the Euclid ground system
A PhD in Astronomy, Space Science or Instrumentation is essential, ideally including experience with CCDs.
Grade 7, salary £29,249 to £35,938 p.a.
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Closing Date: 31st January 2013