Postdoc Positions in ELT Instrumentation/Software Development

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Department Name: 
Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics
Street Line 1: 
Technikerstraße 25/8
City: 
Innsbruck
State/Province: 
Tyrol
Zip/Postal: 
6020
Country: 
Austria
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §49 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade (minimum gross salary EUR 3946 per month, 14 times/year).
Included Benefits: 

Social, health and dental insurance are included.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 21, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Norbert Przybilla
Title: 
Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Institution/Company: 
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Department Name: 
Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics
Street Line 1: 
Technikerstraße 25/8
City: 
Innsbruck
Zip/Postal Code: 
6020
Country: 
Austria
Phone: 
++43 512 50752100
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Norbert Przybilla
Subject: 
ELT Instrumentation/Software Development Postdoc Positions