Senior Scientist

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Dec 2021

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 full-time 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 department'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 of courses as defined by the collective 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 department'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 of courses as defined by the collective agreement; iv) (Co-)supervision of students; v) Contributions to general organisational and administrative tasks.


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