UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Research Scientist (#A1200444)
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois has one Research Scientist position available in our Dark Energy Survey project. The Dark Energy Camera, after eight years of planning and construction, has begun operations to produce a five-color map of 5000 square degrees of the southern sky. The Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration will use the new camera to carry out the largest galaxy survey ever undertaken.
Under the DES collaboration, this scientist will work within a group of scientists and research programmers from NSCA and other institutions to process and analyze the data and participate in the overall operations of the survey. The survey software includes a number of astronomy codes to process images and produce catalogs. It also includes Scientific Quality Control codes. The Research Scientist will work to process observed, simulated, and test data, identify issues in the processing system and incorporate enhancements to the science codes and scientific quality controls into the DES Data Management System. The incumbent will also participate in software development.
Required Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree in astronomy, physics, computer science, engineering or other science-related field required (Astronomy preferred but not required). Alternative degree fields will be considered if accompanied by equivalent experience (depending on nature and depth of experience as it relates to current NCSA business needs). Degree must be completed by time of official hire date.
• Two years’ experience in practical optical astronomical image processing.
• Familiarity with astronomy-related image reduction and analysis software.
• Ph. D.
• Experience with the AstrOmatic tool kit.
• Programming in astronomy-related software tools, Python and SQL experience.
• Working in a scientific or research environment.
• Additional experience in astronomical image processing,
• Experience with astronomical sky surveys.
This is a regular academic professional position at NCSA and is an annually renewable, 12/12, 100%-time appointment with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and start date will be as soon as possible after the close date of the search. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed.
Applyat http://jobs.illinois.edu by (01/31/2013). For full consideration, candidates must complete the Hiretouch application by the close date.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu) For further information regarding our application procedures, you may visit http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.