Product Owner (m/f/d) | Phasemeter for LISA

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Job Offer from May 16, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) invites applications for the position of a Product Owner (m/f/d) - Phasemeter for LISA.

The applicant will be a leading member of a multi-disciplinary team at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute). The AEI is a world-leading research center specializing in gravity, gravitational waves and precision laser interferometry. The institute has locations in Potsdam and in Hannover. At our location in Hannover, the “Laser Interferometry in Space” group focuses on Gravitational Wave Detection and Earth Gravity Field Observation .
In particular, the “Laser Interferometry in Space” group makes major contributions to the LISA Pathfinder, the future LISA, and the US-German GRACE Follow-On (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) missions. Currently, the AEI group is involved in the design, development, industrialization and verification of precision Interferometric Phase Measurement Sub-Systems as core instruments for future satellite gravity and gravitational waves missions.

Your responsibilities

We are seeking a Product Owner with proven industrial experience in the aerospace sector, and proven knowledge of precision interferometric phase readout instruments to lead our science team and engineers at the forefront of the LISA mission. The applicant will coordinate the AEI-team and the industrial partners throughout all product life-cycle of the instruments (Engineering Models, Qualification Models, and Flight Models), including future support during commissioning phases and operations in flight.

Your profile

A successfully completed university degree (diploma, master) and proven experience as group leader is a prerequisite for the application. A PhD degree in physics, engineering, or in a comparable field is also mandatory for this position.
Good communication skills and a good command over written and spoken English is mandatory.

Our offer

Work in an international research environment benefitting from regular interactions with a dedicated project team, as well as the opportunity to benefit from the wide range of expertise at the Albert Einstein Institute.

  • Close collaboration with leading international partners in science, industry and space agencies 
  • Full time position with competitive salary according to the pay scale of public services in Germany, fully integrated in the comprehensive German social security scheme (health insurance, unemployment insurance etc.). Part-time employment can be arranged upon request 
  • To be filled as soon as possible 
  • Access to world-class laboratories, workshops and computing facilities 
  • Opportunity to participate in our multidisciplinary lectures as well as transferable skills seminars

Equal opportunities

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. The AEI and the Max Planck Society welcome persons with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. The institute promotes a healthy work-life balance by offering all employees a family support service.

Your application

We have aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your complete application (CV incl. letter of motivation, letter(s) of recommendation, university diplomas) without a photograph, which you should submit as a single PDF document exclusively via our online application portal  by May 31st, 2023. In case of problems with the application form, please contact .

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