The Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck invites applications for instrumentation postdoc positions. The candidates are expected to become actively involved in instrumentation projects for the Extremely Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The expected contributions include in particular design, development and documentation of software modules for the spectroscopic data reduction pipelines for MICADO and METIS. Further tasks include independent teaching, (co-)supervision of students, and contributions to general organisational and administrative tasks.
The appointment may start as early as March 1st, 2022 and will be for three years.
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy or physics with focus in astronomy/astrophysics. Experience in the areas of astronomy/astrophysics with preference in observational-oriented astronomy and development of astronomical data reduction software (programming languages: C, Python) is required. Experience in the areas of data acquisition, data reduction and data analysis of astronomical instruments, simulation of observational data, use of state-of-the-art astronomical software packages and ESO standards of software development and data reduction pipelines are desirable.
Applications must be submitted through the University of Innsbruck Job Offers portal (see url below), arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2022.
The University of Innsbruck emphasizes equal opportunities and diversity in its personnel policy. It strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Following Austrian disability legislation, qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply.