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30
Octubre 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Institute of Space Sciences, in Barcelona, is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow is guaranteed an appointment for 2 years, with an additional year being conditional to performance. The fellow should be a high-level independent scientist that can and is interested in interacting with one…
The Institute of Space Sciences, in Barcelona, is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellow is guaranteed an appointment for 2 years, with an additional year being conditional to performance. The fellow should be a high-level independent scientist that can and is interested in interacting with one or more of the research lines of the institute while pursuing his/her own. Thus, any topic of research related to those pursued here is welcomed.
 
Candidates are expected to be within 8 years after their PhD. Maternity/parental leaves will not count against this limit. However, the position is not open to those who have already secured a faculty-level position or have had a postdoctoral contract with a duration of 3 years or more.
 
A complete application will consist of
CV
Publication List(For candidates working within large collaborations, please only note papers for which you did a substantial individual contribution, and comment on which was that)
A minimum of 2 reference letters (e-mail sent separately to the address below)
Statement of Research (3 pages)(Please consider the appropriateness of developing your research lines in our institute, how this can positively impact on your career, and the prospects that you see to collaborate with our groups). Email applications are welcomed. Initial screening will start on October 30, and the position will be open until filled. Starting dates within 2018 or early 2019 are preferred.
 
Applications should be forwarded to
Ms. Noemí Cortés
Assistant to the Director
Institute of Space Sciences, Campus UAB, c.Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona
Email: cortes@ice.csic.es
 
Informal inquiries or doubts can be directed to
 
Prof. Diego F. Torres
Director
Email: dtorres@ice.csic.es
 
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The Institute of Space is an institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), affiliated with the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).
 
 
 
 
 
30
Octubre 2018

3-years Position: Electronic engineer for space and ground-based instrumentation


The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) is looking for an Electronic engineer for space and ground-based instrumentation to strengthen the engineering department.   ICE is leading and participating in different missions and experiments (e.g. ARIEL, LISA, and Nanosats.). Some of the institute responsibilities…
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) is looking for an Electronic engineer for space and ground-based instrumentation to strengthen the engineering department.
 
ICE is leading and participating in different missions and experiments (e.g. ARIEL, LISA, and Nanosats.). Some of the institute responsibilities in these projects are focused on mission-critical electronic developments. See ICE web page for more details: http://www.ice.csic.es/en/content/96/capacities

The electronic engineer will contribute to that space missions and ground experiments. He/she will participate in the design and development of electronic equipment for on-board applications and electronic ground-segment equipment.
 
The appointed engineer will participate as a developer in all the aforementioned projects and will carry out different kind of tasks according to the development phase of the project:
 
- He/she will participate in the designing and prototyping activities for phase A/B1 ESA missions (ARIEL, LISA, nanosats).
- He/she will participate in mission and experiment meetings (internal and external to ICE) and eventually lead tasks in the mentioned projects and at a Consortium level.
- He/she will identify new funding opportunities and collaborate in the preparation of proposals to respond EU, ESA, national funding calls.
- He/she will contribute to fostering the participation of institute researchers in the construction of new space missions and experiments.
 
The contract will be for a period of 3 years.
 
Candidates with BSc or MSc degree in Electronic Engineering of Telecommunications will be considered. MSc in Aerospace Science and Technology will be valued (last year course students are also encouraged to submit the CV).
The candidate should have experience in electronics design and development in the following areas: analog and digital electronics, RF, PCB, FPGA. 
He/she should have also experience in software programming for Linux with different programming languages and environments: C, MatLab, Python, Java, Arduino, LabView. 
He/she should have background with the engineering development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, documentation and testing) and should have experience on configuration control tools (i.e., subversion, git) and on developing electronics for space missions and ground-based instrumentation. 
The candidate should have the ability to reach challenging goals, work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, as well as possess good communication skills (in English). Knowledge of astronomical instrumentation will be valued.
 
Initial screening will start on October 10, 2018. The positions will be open until filled.
 
Selection process: The selection process, according to the number of applicants, will consist of a curricular pre-selection and follow-up interviews.
 
Applications (including CV and letter of interest) should be forwarded to:
 
Ms Noemí Cortés (Assistant to the Director)
Email: cortes@ice.csic.es
Subject: Electronic engineer for space and ground-based instrumentation

 
30
Octubre 2018

3-years Position: Software engineer for space and ground-based instrument control applications


The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) n) is looking for a Software engineer for space and ground-based instrumentation to strengthen the engineering department.   ICE is participating in different space missions and experiments (e.g., ARIEL, LISA, CTA, CARMENES, SKA and Nanosats) and there is a significant…
The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) n) is looking for a Software engineer for space and ground-based instrumentation to strengthen the engineering department.
 
ICE is participating in different space missions and experiments (e.g., ARIEL, LISA, CTA, CARMENES, SKA and Nanosats) and there is a significant contribution focused on software developments on most of them. See ICE web page for more details (http://www.ice.csic.es/en/content/96/capacities).
 
The software engineer will contribute to different space missions (LISA, ARIEL) and ground experiments (CTA, CARMENES, SKA) at the level of senior developer. He/she will participate in the definition and deployment of the system engineering practices, and will contribute to the high-level design and development of software modules.
 
The appointed engineer will carry out different tasks according to the development phase of the project, among them:
He/she will lead designing activities for phase A/B1 ESA missions (ARIEL, LISA) and for the SKA-PAF definition phase.
He/she will be the supervisor of software developers for those projects running a development or prototyping/TDA phase (CTA, Nanosats, SKA-PAF).
He/she will coordinate the software engineering practices at systems engineering level (documentation, development cycle, configuration control, etc.) for all projects.
He/she will participate in mission and experiment meetings (internal and external to ICE) and eventually lead tasks in the mentioned projects and at the Consortium level.
He/she will identify new funding opportunities and collaborate in the preparation of proposals to respond EU, ESA, national funding calls.
He/she will contribute fostering the participation of institute researchers in the construction of new space missions and experiments.The contract will be for a period of 3 years.
 
Candidates with BSc or MSc degree in computer science will be considered. The candidate should have good background and experience in programming with the following programming languages and operating systems: C/C++, Python, Java, RTEMS. He/she should have experience in software engineering management, in developing under Linux and with the software development life cycle: requirements, design, implementation, documentation and testing. The candidate should have experience on developing flight software for space missions and on software validation and testing following the ESA (European Space Agency) standards (i.e., ECSS E-40B, ECSS Q-80B). Knowledge of basic positional astronomy and astronomical instrumentation will be valued. Candidates should possess English language skills. 
 
Selection process: The selection process, according to the number of applicants, will consist of a curricular pre-selection and follow-up interviews.
 
Initial screening will start on October 10, 2018. The positions will be open until filled.
 
Applications (including CV and letter of interest) should be forwarded to:
 
Ms Noemí Cortés (Assistant to the Director)
Email: cortes@ice.csic.es
Subject: Software engineer
 
22
Octubre 2018

Mechanical engineer for space based instrumentation: eXTP


Context: The e-XTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission) is a science mission aimed to study the state of matter under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism (see https://www.isdc.unige.ch/extp/). It is now in extended phase A approved by CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences). Europe…
Context: The e-XTP (enhanced X-ray Timing and Polarimetry mission) is a science mission aimed to study the state of matter under extreme conditions of density, gravity and magnetism (see https://www.isdc.unige.ch/extp/). It is now in extended phase A approved by CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences). Europe is providing the Wide Field Monitor (WFM), a coded mask instrument. We at ICE, CSIC and IEEC (http://www.ice.csic.es/) are PIs of the WFM and should provide the coded masks and the mechanical structure of the cameras (collimator and detector box). We are progressing with respect to what we already did for the LOFT WFM during the feasibility study approved by ESA (M3 call), for an expected e-XTP launch in 2025. 

Specific tasks: The mechanical engineer will work in the optimization of the mechanical design and analysis of the WFM: coded mask assembly, collimator, detector and front-end electronics housing box. Knowledge of software for mechanical design and analysis, like Autodesk inventor, Solid works, NASTRAN, Comsol, will be valued, as well as good level of English language.

Contract: Starting date: as soon as possible (November-December 2018). Duration: until the end of the MICINN funded project about eXTP (December 2019), but an extension for at least 2 more years is envisioned, if the eXTP project goes ahead as expected.
 
Contact: Application, including a CV and a letter of motivation, should be sent to Margarita Hernanz (hernanz@ice.csic.es). For more information use the same email address. The position will be open until filled.
14
Septiembre 2018

Enabling Weak Lensing Cosmology: scientific analysis


Data analysis and reduction of PAUS to obtain high precision photometric redshifts and to model the systematic effects of weak gravitational lensing in Euclid. Participation in the generation of astronomical simulations and in the treatment and analysis of the spectroscopic ESO Large Programme data.
Data analysis and reduction of PAUS to obtain high precision photometric redshifts and to model the systematic effects of weak gravitational lensing in Euclid. Participation in the generation of astronomical simulations and in the treatment and analysis of the spectroscopic ESO Large Programme data.
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