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Science Operations Test Engineer

2019-01-14 13:29:44| 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 Good testing is essential for smooth operations hence it is an integral and important part of the Space Operations Center SOC development. The SOC System Engineer shall support the System Testing Activities and the tasks include Construct test, verification and validation plans and procedures for SOC systemssubsystems, for the SOC overall and for all interfaces to SOC. Organisation of Test Readiness Reviews TRRs Test Review Boards TRBs. Contribute to procedure writing and the implementation of those procedures. Test procedures and operate SOC testintegration systems. Test SOC systems for the daily processing. Test SOC systems for the generation of products to send to MOC. Test SOC interfaces. Coordinate Subsystem Test execution in collaboration with all parties involved. Generate test reports and requirements coverage by testing. Maintain the overall test procedures and test logbook. Gather operational constraints for software running at SOC. Assist in automation of SOC procedures nominally SOC will only be manned normal working hours. Provide general support for testing, particularly for EndtoEnd E2E and operational rehearsal campaigns. Report on activities including the gathering and presentation of test coverage summary statistics. Attending meetingsconferenceworkshops and make presentations as requested. Interact appropriately with and support the providers of all software SOC systems. Interact appropriately with the users of data products. Cooperate with other projects on testing matters e.g. promote the exchange of information with other SGS. Specific qualification requirements A University degree or PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or in equivalent relevant fields. At least 4 years of relevant working experience. Strong experience with Test Management and System Level Testing. Strong experience with Operations and Operations Preparation within the Scientific Ground Segment. Strong experience with working with AGILE and DevOps methodologies. Working experience with Java, C, Shell, Ruby Perl, Python. Strong experience with working with ESA Standards. A high level of written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in Spanish also desirable. Excellent organisation skills for projects execution and associated documentation. 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. 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 Prior to 26 February 2019, 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 StarnoneandMs. Tracey Longden, at emaildavide.starnoneaurora.nlandtracey.longdenaurora.nlquotingreferenceSCO00203. Please read our Recruitment Process for ESA for more details. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before presenting their detailed technical proposal to ESA by 28 February 2019, 1300 hours.

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7 ways to effectively communicate agricultural science

2018-12-31 18:21:00| Beef

Want to be a better agricultural advocate in 2019? It starts with changing the way we communicate with our consumers. Learn how understanding their values can help us better share our science.

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How politics and science mesh in the arguments about antimicrobial resistance

2018-12-19 18:05:00| Beef

Princeton author says its time for physicians and veterinarians to join forces.

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Internal Research Fellow PostDoc on Lunar Prospecting Instrumentation, Science and Operations

2018-12-19 11:30:00| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Human Robotic Exploration Programmes. 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 Internal Research Fellow PostDoc on Lunar Prospecting Instrumentation, Science and Operations This post is classified F2. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Our team and mission The Research Fellow will be based in the Lunar Lander Team of the HRE Development Projects Group. The Lunar Lander Team in the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration supports the initiation and leads the implementation of near to medium term lunar exploration mission studies, technology development and flight projects. Current activities include the development of PROSPECT and PILOT for the Russian led mission Luna27. These activities are defined to generate knowledge, technologies, expertise, capabilities and partnership to prepare for future human lunar exploration whilst creating new opportunities for fundamental scientific research. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the ESA website www.esa.int Information on the PROSPECT Project. Fields of activitiesresearch Overview of the field of research proposed A Research Fellow is sought to engage in both independent and supporting research in preparation of future lunar exploration via the PROSPECT package on the Luna27 mission. Work topics include the investigation of specific problems related to the PROSPECT investigation in the areas of sample contamination, volatile loss and preservation, sensor calibration permittivity sensor, cameras and illumination unit, temperature sensors, and in particular the definition and optimization of PROSPECT operations concepts for maximizing the science output. Additional topics may include contributions to data processing, calibration and archiving of PROSPECT and PILOT data. The Research Fellow will work closely with the lunar lander team, to address important scientific questions that affect the PROSPECT design and performances. The candidate will also develop and refine PROSPECT operations concepts and related constraints based on inputs including review of test results regarding their impact on science performance and operations. This will involve working closely with the members of the PROSPECT User Group PROSPECT science team, members of the PROSPECT industrial consortium, and with colleagues in ESA including the PROSPECT project scientist, to perform multidisciplinary research in support of an optimized PROSPECT mission. The generation of technical notes in support of the PROSPECT development activities and of publications on performed scientific investigations is expected. The specific interests and proposed research of the Research Fellow will be taken into account and given priority where possible. The Research Fellow is also expected to create research and collaborative links as needed with other areas of HRE as well as ESAs Science Directorate and ESAs Technical Directorate in order to profit from existing expertise and for exploiting synergies within ESAs various activity areas. Technical competencies Knowledge relevant to the field of research Researchpublication record Ability to conduct research autonomously Breadth of exposure coming from past andor current researchactivities General interest in space and space research Ability to gather and share relevant information Behavioural competencies Innovation Creativity Continuous Learning Communication Relationship Management Self Motivation Problem Solving CrossCultural Sensitivity Education Applicants should have recently completed, or be close to completion of a PhD in a related technical or scientific discipline. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Additional requirements Candidates are expected to have research experience in at least one of the below areas, with a demonstrated interest in others data analysis techniques, space instrumentation, data calibration, space data archiving space instrument operations and related planning optimization multispectral imaging fluorescence investigations lunar soil mechanics and sample handing volatile preservation volatile loss in vacuum environments, thermal analysis. Experience in multidisciplinary analysis skills, instrument operations planning, instrument data processing calibration archiving, scientific collaboration, documentation and publication etc. will be considered an asset. Applicants shall also demonstrate flexibility to adjust their program of work to the PROSPECT projects needs. Applicants are required to be able to demonstrate an ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment as part of diverse teams. A proactive approach to identifying opportunities, problem solving and communicating is required 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. Specificities The Research Fellow in the Lunar Lander Team is embedded in an ESA project team which is working under tight constraints to achieve the goal of delivering a fully functional and space qualified payload on time and in line with available budget to the Russian Luna27 project. This means that 1. The RFs work is performed in an international and highly interactive environment where ESA, industry, and academia collaborate under schedule constraints to achieve a common goal. For directly project related tasks, schedule constraints may apply to the RFs work. 2. Project activities are taking place in several locations in Europe, and occasionally in Russia. 3. The RF is expected to propose and conduct independent Research in support of PROSPECT related science topics. A time sharing of about 50 of time spent on independent research and 50 of time spent on directly project related activities is envisaged. 4. In general, no laboratory facilities are available in the Lunar Lander Team. On a case by case basis, when supported by the project needs, the use of some lab facility on the premises may be enabled by the PROSPECT project. Any lab facility access needed for the proposed research must be clearly specified in the research proposal. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2019. In addition to your CV and your motivation letter, please add your proposal of no more than 5 pages outlining your proposed research in the additional documents field of the application information section. Candidates are asked to arrange for 3 reference letters, to be sent by the referees themselves, before the closing date to temp.htresa.int. Please ensure your name is mentioned in the subject of the email. 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, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States ECS. Priority will first be given to candidates from underrepresented Member States. 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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ARPA-E announces $12M for five projects in nuclear materials science; first OPEN+ cohort

2018-12-07 10:56:51| Green Car Congress

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