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Operations Scientist

2018-08-20 19:27:53| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Description You will have the opportunity to support scientific operations of the mission XMMNewton. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Contribute to instrument calibration or scientific performance monitoring within team activities. Possibly, development of new algorithms or shared scripts for scientific analysis. Optimising the setup of the instruments to carry out the desired observation by assisting astronomers and assure the safety of instruments Supporting to the Observing Time Allocation Committee OTAC by reviewing all incoming observation proposals and determining which observations should be assigned. Systematic processing of scientific mission data to ensure the highlevel products by the Scientific Community. Quality control of pipeline products together with Users Group. Production and regular updating of the XMMNewton source catalogue performing the definition of contents and scientific validation. Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have a Science PhD or Masters Degree from a recognised institution of secondary studies University, Ecole suprieure, etc or equivalent. You have at least 4 years of relevant experience. You have expertise in astronomical observations, preferably Xray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMMNewton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations. You have good command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of Xray astronomical data analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMMNewton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMMNewton data. You have a good understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space or ground based observatory. You have a good knowledge of the specifics of astronomical Xray detectors, preferably those of XMMNewton. You are able to interact with and provide support to users from a worldwide community and crossing multiple disciplines. You are fluent in English written and spoken. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 18092018. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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Instrument Operations Scientist Support to XMMNEWTON Operations

2018-08-17 14:28:19| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. For our activities in ESAC, we are currently looking for an Instrument Operations and Calibration Scientist, to support the operations of the Optical and UV Monitor instrument OM on board XMMNewton. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities The OM Instrument Operations and Calibration Scientist works within the Science Operations Centre SOC with responsibilities that may include Acting as interface between the SGS and a certain number of PI Teams, in particular the Optical Monitor OM Team which may require deep knowledge about specific instrument functionality, performance and operations Coordinating of the calibration efforts by the OM ESA IDT and the instrument principal investigator team, the latter being spread across different institutes and universities across Europe Understand the functionality of the OM instrument data to be archived and support the definition of the instruments Archive data products in coordination with the Archive Scientist and in the data pipeline development Organise and maintain uptodate all information concerning the instrument which is deemed necessary for future knowledge preservation Contribute to the SGS preparation activities including definition of operations plans procedures and preparation of training activities Contribute to the maintenance of the overall system, including configuration control and versioning Additionally, the Key Person will be in charge of the following Cooperate with other projects on operational matters e.g. promote the exchange of information with missions where appropriate Calibration of the scientific instruments onboard XMMNewton EPIC, RGS and in particular OM Preparation of instrument calibration activities and analysis of calibration data Preparation and maintenance of Routine Calibration Plan Absolute calibration of the OM instrument Implementation of calibration results into the XMMNewton Current Calibration Files, following the verification of the calibration scientific quality, as well as of standard canned redistribution matrix files for XMMNewton users Contribution to archive release testing or related activities. Ideal candidate The candidate should have a Science PhD or Masters Degree from a recognised Institution of secondary studies and at least 4 years of experience with tasks similar to the ones described above. Additionally, the Key Person should have proved experience in large collaborative projects in an international environment. The candidate must have deep knowledge of astronomical tools and data analysis software. Knowledge of the XMMNewton project and experience in SAS are an important asset. 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 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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Operations Support Scientist

2018-08-15 17:27:56| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 35 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Operations Support Scientist to support our customer in Spain. Operations Support Scientist Key Tasks and Responsibilities The Operations Support Scientist works within the XMMNewton Team at ESAESAC with responsibilities that will include Participation to the systematic processing of all scientific mission data as they become available Provision of scientific requirements of the pipeline products Participation in the production and regular updating of the XMMNewton source catalogues Contribute to instrument calibration or scientific performance monitoring within team activities Possibly, development of new algorithms or shared scripts for scientific analysis. Skills Experience You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or similar Expertise in astronomical observations, preferably Xray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMMNewton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations Command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of Xray astronomical data analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMMNewton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMMNewton data Understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space or ground based observatory. Knowledge of the specifics of astronomical Xray detectors, preferably those of XMMNewton Ability to interact with and provide support to users from a worldwide community and crossing multiple disciplines Fluency in English is mandatory knowledge of another European language is an advantage. This job is located in Madrid. We welcome applicants who are available from November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation both in English and in Word to Ms Elisa Manfreda at jobshespace.com, quoting job NLHP3888 before 15Sep18. An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you! Apply for this job

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Operations Community Support Scientist

2018-08-14 10:28:33| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

For our activities in ESAC, we are currently looking for an Operations Community Support Scientist. Tasks and Responsibilities The Community Support Scientist supports the Science Operations Centre SOC with tasks that may include Contribute to instrument calibration or scientific performance monitoring within team activities. Possibly, development of new algorithms or shared scripts for scientific analysis. Supporting the scientific community via preparation and maintenance of up to date documentation, web contents, help desk service manned in working time and preparation of data analysis and scientific workshops. Providing general support to the scientific community as regards communications and Public Relations needs and materials. To support the management of the publication policies. To maintain and manage a publication data base. Supporting observersPIs in the optimization of their science programmes. Tracking the progress of scientific data analysis activities, and in particular of the flow and utilisation of internal data products. For Observatory class missions, coordination of the release of Announcements of Opportunity for observing time, and support to the Project Scientist in the subsequent proposal peer review process by the Observing Time Allocation Committee. Optimisation to the observations of accepted proposals. This means to assist astronomers in optimising the setup of the instruments to carry out the desired observation and assure the safety of the instruments. Ensuring the scientific value of the pipeline and catalogue products is maintained and improved in agreement with the needs of the astronomical community, interfacing with the Project Scientist and Users GroupSWT. Involvement possibly deep in validation of scientific data products. Provide a helpdesk service to assist individual users with queries. Maintain user support documentation, as requested. Support the Project Scientist in outreach activities on request, e.g., by providing information on details of observing schedules or other data. Where it enhances the capability to support the user community, and only if other tasks permit, up to 20 of the work under this RT may involve original science research. Requirements The service shall be provided with a high level of Expertise in astronomical observations, preferably Xray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMMNewton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations. Command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of Xray astronomical data analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMMNewton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMMNewton data. Understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space or ground based observatory. Knowledge of the specifics of astronomical Xray detectors, preferably those of XMMNewton. Ability to interact with and provide support to users from a worldwide community and crossing multiple disciplines. This includes fluency in written and spoken English. Application procedure Important All applicants must hold a current valid work permit for Spain or be EU EEA nationals. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are kindly asked to produce such documentation at the time of application. 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. Data Protection By submitting a job application you agree to the storage of any personal data provided by you directly or collected from generally accessible sources in particular professional and other social media throughout the entire application process CV, references, letter of application, interviews as applicable. To facilitate subsequent contact for professional purposes only, you agree to your data being saved after the application process has ended. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. The same shall also apply if you are contacted by SERCO GROUP regarding vacancies that match your existing profile. If you are interested in this vacancy, and think you have the skills and experience required, please apply via the relevant link available in Serco Europes Careers Hub httpscareershub.serco.eu

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XMMNewton Scientist

2018-08-10 20:27:29| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support within ESAC. Overview Provide Science and Operations Support to XMMNewton mission by performingthe following tasks Contribution to instrument calibration or scientific performance monitoring. Development of new algorithms or shared scripts for scientific analysis. Specific qualification requirements In order to capably and efficiently support the XMMNewton user community, the following competencies are required At least a University degree or PhD in Astronomy or in equivalentfields. Expertise in astronomical observations, preferably Xray astronomy, to understand the needs and requirements of the XMMNewton community for the planning and implementation of requested observations and to competently deal with community questions on these observations. Command of commonly used generic analysis software, like IDL, or Python, and of Xray astronomical data analysis software in particular, with preference to the XMMNewton SAS, FTOOLs and XSPEC or similar, in order to competently interact with and support the community in their use of XMMNewton data. Good understanding of the tasks in scientific operations support for an international space or ground based observatory. Knowledge of the specifics of astronomical Xray detectors, preferably those of XMMNewton. Ability to interact with and provide support to users from a worldwide community and crossing multiple disciplines. A high level of written and spokenEnglishis essential. Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in Spain without the need to obtain a work visa. Only European Union EU, European Economic Area EEA and SWISScitizens can be employed by Aurora in Spain. Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. In line with ESAs security requirements, prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident, and Aurora will validate your employment history. Location It is expected that the work will be performed at the ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre at Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid Spain. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line withESA Job Class specified as Sca. You will be registered for both social security and tax in Spain. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. In addition to public health services Aurora provides private medical insurance in Spain. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora can assist financially and provide recent experience information for relocation. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to14 September2018, please send a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailedCandidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter toMr. Davide Starnone, at emaildavide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting referenceSCO154. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting their detailed technical proposal to ESA by21 September 2018, 1300 hours.

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