Postdoc / scientific software developer in galaxy evolution

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites applications for one Postdoc / scientific software developer in galaxy evolution. The candidate is expected to split their time half and half between (1) the WEAVEApertif survey and (2) the scientific data flow of the 4MOST instrument.

The WEAVE-Apertif survey will obtain integral field spectroscopy data for an HI selected sample of nearby galaxies. The successful candidate will develop a pipeline to derive the ionized gas, stellar population and kinematic properties of the observed galaxies. The 4MOST instrument is an optical multi-object spectrograph being developed for ESO. The successful candidate will assist in the development of the 4MOST distributed operations model, in particular with requirements, testing and verification of software.


Applicants shall hold a university degree in astrophysics or related discipline. We are looking for a candidate with previous experience with galaxy spectroscopic data analysis. Any of the following will be an additional asset: familiarity with formal software development, especially testing and verification; work in large, distributed project teams; capability to successfully handle several projects simultaneously.

The AIP is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages women to apply. The AIP values diversity. The appointment will initially be made for 2 years, with possible extensions based on performance and availability of funding. The salary is based on the German public service TV-L E13 scale.

 

Included Benefits: 

Employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jakob Walcher
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
0049-331-7499-243
Email: 
bewerbung_2017-24@aip.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Jakob Walcher
Email: 
jwalcher@aip.de