Postdoctoral position Gaia/DPAC software development

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
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Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at Leiden Observatory to work on crowded field (spectro-)photometric data processing for the Gaia mission. Specifically, the work will result in algorithms and code, to be integrated into the DPAC processing pipeline, for the combination of repeated observations of blended sources in order to disentangle the overlapping Blue and Red Photometer prism  spectra. The work will be guided by insights gained from a limited set of full frame images of crowded fields obtained with Gaia's Skymapper CCDs through the Service Interface Function (SIF).

The successful candidate will work under supervision of Anthony Brown and join the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC). The work will be embedded in Coordination Unit 5 (CU5, photometry) of DPAC, where frequent interaction is foreseen with the other DPAC coordination units and with the working group analysing the SIF images. In addition a fraction of the time will be spent on supporting the catalogue validation activities of the Gaia group at Groningen University.

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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