Astrophysicist subm/FIR astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Universitaet zu Koeln
Department Name: 
I. Physikalisches Institut
Street Line 1: 
Zuelpicher Strasse 77
City: 
Koeln
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The I. Physikalische Institut, Uni Koeln, specializes in the field of Astrophysics with a focus on submm/far-infrared astronomy. We develop heterodyne instruments, which are used at world-class telescopes like SOFIA (https://www.sofia.usra.edu/) and the future CCAT-prime (http://www.ccatobservatory.org/). In addition to instrument building we also specialize in the calibration, reduction and interpretation of the data returned from our instruments. We are in the process to build a mature data pipeline and archive and are seeking a PostDoc that will help us with this task.

YOUR TASKS
»You will improve, maintain and extend our calibration routines, reduction pipeline and data archive
»Investigate and implement algorithms that quantify data quality (using machine learning techniques)
»Astronomical interpretation/classification of data
»Develop web tools to display archive content

YOUR PROFILE
»You have a PhD in astronomy or physics with a solid knowledge of radioastronomical principles (heterodyne instruments, calibration of radioastronomical data)
»Thorough hands-on experience in reduction and analysis of radioastronomical data. Preferentially you have already experience with GILDAS.
»Solid knowledge of python. Additional knowledge of C++, Fortran, Javascript, web development would be an asset.
»Open to learning new programming languages and software frameworks

The position is available from now on on a full -time basis. It is limited to two years. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector. The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are expressly encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportuni-ties Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with special needs or of equal status.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 14, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Christof Buchbender
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
Universitaet zu Koeln
Department Name: 
I. Physikalisches Institut
Street Line 1: 
Zuelpicher Strasse 77
City: 
Koeln
State/Province: 
NRW
Zip/Postal Code: 
5
Country: 
Germany
Email: 
buchbend@ph1.uni-koeln.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Christof Buchbender
Subject: 
Astrophysicist subm/FIR astronomy
Email: 
buchbend@ph1.uni-koeln.de