The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg invites applications for a
Software-Engineering Position (m/f/d), Ref. 359
in the Department Galaxies and Cosmology. The successful applicant will develop and maintain a code for the analysis of astrophysical parameters of stars working in the group of Dr. Maria Bergemann.
Expertise in the development of codes for data analysis, statistics, intermediate / advanced knowledge of Fortran and/or Python are required. Experience with large databases, machine learning, and documentation would be an asset. We are especially looking for applicants who have a background in astronomical modelling and/or observations, and have a demonstrated ability of work in teams.
The goal is to maintain and further develop the existing stellar analysis codes for 4MOST and PLATO astronomical facilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and updating the software, testing / validating the codes on simulated and real astronomical data, regularly interacting with other members of the 4MOST and PLATO team, and supporting the group at MPIA with research activities based on the code.
Applicants should have a Master Degree in astrophysics, physics, software engineering, mathematics or a closely related field.
The appointment will be for a period of two years. Funds for publications, travel and computer equipment will be provided. The preferred starting date is September 1, 2023 or after. We offer very challenging tasks in an international working environment. Remuneration is in accordance with TVöD, depending on qualifications and professional experience, level EG 13. Social benefits are granted in accordance with the regulations of the civil service. The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. If required, we support our employees in finding suitable childcare options. For questions concerning equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees at MPIA, please contact our equal opportunity officers ([email protected]). Regarding disability guidelines and regulations, please contact Ralf Launhardt ([email protected]).
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, software/code repository and a brief statement of research/code development. They should also provide at least two contact information who can provide references upon request. If you are interested, please apply by May 31st, 2023 exclusively online at the link below.
For more information please contact Dr. Maria Bergemann, E-mail: [email protected].
More information about the MPIA can be found on the following web page: http://www.mpia.de.