04/12/2020

Senior Scientist


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/01/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Wien
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    20
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    11590
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    No

OFFER DESCRIPTION

You will have the opportunity to work within a dedicated team on forefront science while profiting from the international environment in the Department of Astrophysics within the lively city of Vienna. The department is involved in the development of international astronomical instrumentation projects, both at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the European Space Agency (ESA). We are looking for an outstanding candidate for a currently 50% position to strengthen our instrumentation group.

Initially, this post is to be filled for 4 years. Afterwards, there is a possibility to extend the post to a permanent contract.

Active participation in science, education, and management. This involves:

i) Coordination and implementation of astronomical projects connected with ESO, in particular, but not exclusively, instrumentation projects for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Individual tasks include software development, (co-)organisation of and participation in international consortium and collaboration meetings, project administration and correspondence with funding agencies, and contributions to preparatory studies;

ii) Project management, (co-)supervision and (co-)organisation within the institute's "laboratory for astronomical instrumentation" which comprises, apart from ESO and ESA related projects, also the university-owned Leopold Figl Observatory and a local student telescope for education.

Further tasks include:

iii) Conducting independent teaching as defined by the collective bargaining agreement;

iv) (Co-)supervision of students;

v) Contributions to general organisational and administrative tasks. Active participation in science, education, and management. This involves:

i) Coordination and implementation of astronomical projects connected with ESO, in particular, but not exclusively, instrumentation projects for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). Individual tasks include software development, (co-)organisation of and participation in international consortium and collaboration meetings, project administration and correspondence with funding agencies, and contributions to preparatory studies;

ii) Project management, (co-)supervision and (co-)organisation within the institute's "laboratory for astronomical instrumentation" which comprises, apart from ESO and ESA related projects, also the university-owned Leopold Figl Observatory and a local student telescope for education.

Further tasks include:

iii) Conducting independent teaching as defined by the collective bargaining agreement;

iv) (Co-)supervision of students;

v) Contributions to general organisational and administrative tasks.

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Benefits

Eligibility criteria

Profile:
- PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics
- Experience in astronomical software development
- Familiar with at least one major programming language
- Ability to work in a team
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Excellent communication skills

Selection process

Profile:
- PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics
- Experience in astronomical software development
- Familiar with at least one major programming language
- Ability to work in a team
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Excellent communication skills

Additional comments

The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Profile:
- PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics
- Experience in astronomical software development
- Familiar with at least one major programming language
- Ability to work in a team
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Excellent communication skills

Further desirable qualifications are:
- Experience in teaching and training
- Experience in (co-)supervising students
- Experience in (co-)organising events

Your application should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (with a list of publications and presentations) and a statement of research interests (maximum of two pages). Please also give names and contact details of 3 persons that can provide on request a recommendation letter.

Specific Requirements

Profile:
- PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics
- Experience in astronomical software development
- Familiar with at least one major programming language
- Ability to work in a team
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Excellent communication skills

Further desirable qualifications are:
- Experience in teaching and training
- Experience in (co-)supervising students
- Experience in (co-)organising events

Your application should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (with a list of publications and presentations) and a statement of research interests (maximum of two pages). Please also give names and contact details of 3 persons that can provide on request a recommendation letter.

Map Information

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Department of Astrophysics
Austria
VIENNA
Wien
1180
Türkenschanzstraße 17

EURAXESS offer ID: 584231
Posting organisation offer ID: 11590

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