Scientist / Engineer for Astronomical Instrumentation at AIP

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
State/Province: 
Brandenburg
Zip/Postal: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The 4MOST facility is a fibre based multi-object spectroscopic facility for the VISTA Telescope at the ESO Observatory Paranal in Chile and is being developed by a large international consortium led by the AIP. The position will provide technical oversight and leadership, will be engaged in technical research and development, in assembly, integration and test of opto-mechanical systems, will assist in engineering modelling and analysis. The incumbent will join an existing project team consisting of scientific, engineering and managerial staff.

Main tasks:

  •  Lead of technical work packages for 4MOST subsystems (Wide-Field Corrector, Acquisition & Guiding, Wavefront Sensors, Metrology)
  •  Supervision and coordination of allocated technical staff (optical, mechanical, electronics and software engineers) and their work
  •  Assembly, integration and verification of subsystems
  •  Planning of resources, scheduling and reporting to project office
  •  Documentation and presentation of work status and results

Required qualifications

  •  Higher degree in engineering; physics; astronomy; or similar technical/scientific field.
  •  Proven track record with oversight of development, design and manufacturing of complex opto-mechanical instrumentation.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to influence and aid technical and scientific staff working as project teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team involving close collaboration with optical, electronic, and software design and support staff.
  •  Good knowledge of spoken and written English for communication and documentation

For further description of required and desired qualifications, please see: www.aip.de/en/career/jobs/

The position is initially offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. Subject to employee performance and funding, continued employment is possible. Employment will be based in Potsdam, Germany, but willingness to do some travel is expected.

The AIP is an equal opportunity employer and as such considers individuals for employm according to their skills, abilities and experiences. Preference will be given to persons with handicap with equal competence. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send your letter of application (in English), Curriculum Vitae, job references and copies of certificates by email (one pdf-file) to: bewerbung_2019-24@aip.de Please indicate in the subject line “4MOST-PE-AIP”.

 

Included Benefits: 

The salary is based on the German public service scale. Depending on academic status and previous experience, a salary level up to TV-L 14 is possible. This includes employer contributions to medical and dental insurance, maternity leave, and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Andreas Kelz
Title: 
Dr
Institution/Company: 
Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Department Name: 
3D & Multi-Object Spectroscopy
Street Line 1: 
An der Sternwarte 16
City: 
Potsdam
Zip/Postal Code: 
14482
Country: 
Germany
Phone: 
+49331749960
Email: 
bewerbung_2019-24@aip.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Andreas Kelz
Subject: 
4MOST-PE-AIP
Email: 
bewerbung_2019-24@aip.de