The Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany is seeking applications from highly-qualified and motivated candidates for a position asEngineer or Physicist with a focus on optics and system engineering for the design and integration of astronomical instruments. The posting is anticipated to begin on 1 September 2020.
The MPIA is one of the leading astronomical research institutes worldwide, and it develops instrumentation for ground-based telescopes as well as for space missions. Further information about the institute’s instrumentation program appears at http://www.mpia.de/en/research/telescopes.
The main project for this position will be the MICADO relay optics. MICADO is a first-light instrument for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), currently being built by the European Southern Observatory in Chile (see www.eso.org). MPIA is part of the international development consortium responsible for the relay optics work package and the calibration unit.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, procurement, and verification of the relay optics and will interact closely with scientific colleagues at the institute. The position is offered for five years.
The detailed assignments comprise:
We offer a very challenging and rewarding international field of work with state-of-the-art technology. The remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD) and depends on qualification and experience up to level EG 13. Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, disabled people, minorities, and historically under-represented groups are particularly welcome. MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable child care.
The position is initially for 5 years. We offer a very challenging and rewarding international field of work with state-of-the-art technology. The remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD) depending on qualification and experience. Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages disabled persons to apply. Applications from women and historically under-represented groups are particularly welcome. The MPIA supports its employees in their search for suitable childcare institutions.
More detailed information about the MPIA is available from our webpage: http://www.mpia.de
Your application materials should contain:
a CV, a statement of past experience, a summary of your job-related skills, university certificates, and the names and addresses of three referees who can be contacted for references.
All applications and reference letters need to be submitted not later than July, 17, 2020 using our online application system at:Online Application
For further information, please contact:
Peter Bizenberger at: Email:email@example.com
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