- 07 Jan
We are looking for a researcher to work on a Horizon 2020 project HERMES-SP!
(The position is no longer available! )
The project is a mission concept based on a constellation of nano-satellites in a low Earth orbit, hosting new miniaturized detectors to probe the X-ray temporal emission of bright high-energy transients such as Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) and the electromagnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave Events (GWE). The main goal of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of detection and localisation of high-energy transients with simple nano-satellites and a disruptive level of cost-effectiveness.
The candidates should have:
- a PhD in physics or astrophysics,
- experience in numerical modelling, data analysis, and optimization methods,
- knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Fortran, MPI, CUDA, Python,
- knowledge of GRBs (data modelling and analysis, gamma-ray detectors, processing pipeline, data reduction, FITS format) or global positioning systems algorithms (position reconstruction, time tagging of scientific observations).
The successful candidate will take over the following tasks:
- development of new parallel algorithms for time series analysis,
- design and implementation of the scientific data analysis software and pipelines,
- data reduction and analysis,
- writing reports and papers.
The project collaboration consists of 11 partners from Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, and Hungary, therefore, the candidates must be fluent in English.
This is a full-time temporary position until April 2020, with a possibility of an up to a 12 month extension.
The application should be submitted electronically to the e-mail info @ aalta-lab.com with the following attachments:
- cover letter,
- list of publications,
- contact details of references.