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.
»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
»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.
»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.