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Optical Research Engineer Optical Physics Experimental Physics

2018-06-06 12:26:41| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

For our activities in ESTEC, we are currently looking for an Optical Research Engineer Optical Physics Experimental Physics. The work includes support to the engineering and laboratory activities of the Optics Laboratory Optical system requirements specification, design, engineering, manufacturing and verification. Optical component technology, including microoptics, fibre and passive integrated optics. Optical communications. Imaging lidars, laser metrology and ranging. Interferometry and optical aperture synthesis. Spectroradiometric imaging instruments operating in the visible and infrared. Specifically General maintenance and servicing of optical, electro optical and electronics measurement equipment and instrumentation in order to assure that the relevant equipment is in an operational state. General operation and maintenance of the Optics Laboratory cleanroom. Procurement of laboratory materials, optical elements and components, chemicals and consumables. Contribution to the identification, selection and specification of new capital equipment, and execution of the annual laboratory investment plan. Installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware for measurement, data acquisition and analysis. Stock and equipment inventory tracking. Logging of all laboratory activities. Implementation of applicable safety rules and regulations. Maintenance of the procedures accredited under the ISO 17025 Quality Management System, development of new procedures and participation in the annual audits process both internal and external. Planning, settingup and execution of experiments and measurements of optical and Optoelectronics systems, devices and components. Provision of expert advice on optical test and verification methods, use of optical materials, optical design and optical system performance analysis including Straylight issues in support of ESA projects and technology RD activities with industry and academic or research institutes. Analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of optical measurement data and results and provision of formal written reports to the laboratory customers. Ideal candidate The successful candidate will bring a PhD or MSc in experimental physics, optics, optical engineering, as well as experience in these fields, and minimum 4 years of experience in the tasks similar to the ones described above. Additionally, the key person requires Project andor industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing and verification of various types of optical instrumentation. Solid experience in precision optical measurements at system, subassembly and component level. Good technical judgement, analytical and excellent verbal and written communication skills, in the English language. Experience in space project work, and of operations in a cleanroom environment. Knowledge and or experience in the use and application of the ISO 9000 series or ISO 17025 standards for quality management of test laboratories. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here. Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action. If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you.

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Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer

2018-01-11 14:17:53| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Vacancy in the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Description Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer in the Materials Physics and Chemistry Section, Components and Materials Physics and Chemistry Evaluation and Standardisation Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. The Materials Physics and Chemistry Section provides engineering support to all ESA projects and development programmes in the area of Materials Physics and Chemistry, associated processes and environmental effects. It supports project specific activities in the selection, characterisation, verification, approval and application of metallic and nonmetallic materials processes for ESA programmes with a focus on materials physics and chemistry and environmental effects. Environmental effects covers the ground as well as the space environment. Duties Reporting to the Head of Section and within the technical fields described above, the main tasks and responsibilities of the post holder will include providing expert technical support and consultancy to ESA projects, programmes and general studies in the area of Materials Physics and Chemistry throughout all project phases with a focus on environmental effects participating in project reviews and evaluations of procurement proposals, identifying critical development problems and assisting with their resolution via e.g. NRBs contributing to the definition of technology development requirements and work plans for ESA technology programmes defining, initiating and managing RD activities covering long and shortterm needs assessing existing and novel materials technologies in the area of materials physics and chemistry for future space applications, including advanced exploration missions. This includes analysing future mission requirements and preparing appropriate evaluation techniques developing and implementing new laboratory test methods and materials analysis techniques and procedures in respect of space environmental effects contributing to the dissemination of the results of the activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency. Technical competencies Space and ground environmental effects on materials and processes Materials characterisation techniques to revealassess changes in materials due to environmental effects Materials engineering aspects for space missions Materials Processes PAQA standards Understanding of ESA space project review processes Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews Behavioural competencies Communication Teamwork Planning Organisation Problem Solving Continuous Learning Innovation Creativity Education Applicants for this post should have a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in materials science engineering, materials physics or chemistry, applied physics. Additional requirements Understanding of how materialsassociated processes are affected by the environment groundspace and how test methods are developed to characterise it are required. Specific knowledge on the characterisation of electrical material properties including spacecraft charging behaviour as well as experience in handson experiments and lab characterisation instruments is preferred. Familiarity with detailed materials reviews MPCBs, resolution of anomalies NRBs and knowledge of environmental modelling software like SPENVIS is an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 08 February 2018. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. Priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States when shortlisting for interview. see Nationality Targets In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment Apply HERE

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The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to mathematicians working in Flatland

2016-10-05 20:00:35| Extremetech

The prize was awarded for their deep work on esoteric quantum and condensed-matter phenomena, which the Nobel committee explained using baked goods.

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Scientists isolate the brains physics engine, could lead to faster, more agile robots

2016-08-08 21:38:28| Extremetech

Your brain is constantly doing fast physics calculations as you move through the world, and researchers want to use its methods to train agile robots.

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This is your brain on physics: Scientists figure out how humans learn abstract concepts

2016-08-02 19:24:47| Extremetech

A machine learning model used neural decoding to show how we think about abstract concepts like electrical current and diffraction. The results could change how we teach physics.

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