Astro-Software Post-Doc position for ELT instruments data reduction pipelines

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Vienna
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17
City: 
Vienna
State/Province: 
Vienna
Zip/Postal: 
1180
Country: 
Austria
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The astronomical software group "A*V" at the University of Vienna, Austria is looking for motivated scientists to develop observation simulation and data reduction software for several of the future instruments at ESO's Extremely Large Telescope. 
Three positions need to be filled.

Job Description and duties:

Successful candidates will be involved in the following software development activities:

  • the design and implementation of the data reduction pipeline for the METIS mid-infrared imager and spectrograph at the ELT,
  • further development of the generalised instrument and observation data simulation framework "ScopeSim",
  • simulation of raw and processed observational data sets related to both the scientific feasibility and data production capabilities of various ELT instruments.

Additionally the successful candidates will be required to be involved in the teaching aspects of the Institute, including:

  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective bargaining agreement (up to 6 hrs per week)
  • Supervision of student projects
  • Contributions to general organisational and administrative tasks

Profile:

Mandatory:

  • PhD in astronomy / astrophysics / physics (with connection to astronomy)
  • Advanced software development skills (e.g. Python, C++)
  • An active public Github account
  • Ability to work in a distributed software team
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English)

Ideally:

  • Experience implementing astronomical data reduction pipelines
  • Experience with integral field unit spectrographs and/or mid-infrared instruments
  • Experience with ESO standards of software development

The application deadline is the 31st of October 2022. Interested candidates should apply via the University of Vienna's Job Centre, advertisement number 13255 

Pay Compensation
Salary Max: 
$56000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Yearly pre-tax wage is €56,000, as defined by the university collective bargaining agreement
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, November 18, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Kieran Leschinski
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
University of Vienna
Department Name: 
Department of Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Tuerkenschanzstrasse 17
City: 
Vienna
State/Province: 
Vienna
Zip/Postal Code: 
1180
Country: 
Austria
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Kieran Leschinski
Subject: 
[AAS Enquiry] Astro-Sotware position in Vienna