Open position

Open position

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 @ with the following attachments:

  • cover letter,
  • cv,
  • list of publications,
  • contact details of references.

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