Software Developer/Data Analyst for submm/FIR astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 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. Physikalisches 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 data pipeline and archive, and are seeking a Software Developer/Data Analyst that will help us with this task.

YOUR TASKS
»You will develop a data pipeline and archive that transforms our raw data into science ready data products.
»Improve and maintain our data calibration tools.
»Investigate and Develop algorithms to classify and structure our data, with the goal to gather insights into the systematics of instrumental calibration problems auch as drifts
»Maintain and extend the computer and software infrastructure that hosts our archive, pipeline and housekeeping databases
»Assist the scientific team with your knowledge of state-of-the-art software developing tools

YOUR PROFILE
»a university degree on master level in informatics, physics or similar.
»Proficiency with python (additional knowledge of C++ and/or Fortran would be asset). Good understanding of web-development (e.g. python web-frameworks)
»End-to-end experience with data: querying, aggregation, analysis, and visualization
»Familiar with modern software development standards (tested, version-control, documentation)Proficiency with python (additional knowledge of C++ and/or Fortran »experience in machine-learning (e.g. classification, feature extraction) and agile development would be an asset.

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 (Landesgleichstellungs-gesetz – 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: 
50937
Country: 
Germany
Email: 
buchbend@ph1.uni-koeln.de
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Christof Buchbender
Subject: 
Software Developer/Data Analyst
Email: 
buchbend@ph1.uni-koeln.de