06/03/2017 Vacancy for a DPAC Operations Scientist
There is an opening for a DPAC Operations Scientist at ESAC, Spain. The role of the DPAC operations scientist will be to lead the effort of assessing the scientific characteristics, quality and coherence of the data products at all processing steps, with the aim to ensure scientific quality control across the DPAC CU boundaries.
In this position a lot of interaction with several groups within DPAC and with the Project and Archive Scientists is expected.
- Coordinate the activities of the so-called Scientific Interfaces group of DPAC.
- Monitor the intermediate, and end of cycle, scientific validation results, assessing the impact of the results on the consumers of the data.
- Participate in the DPC operations telecons and workshops and CU plenary meetings.
- Report and track scientific issues found in the data after they are integrated in the Main Database (MDB)
- Support the Poject and Archive Scientists and the Scientific Validation teams to understand scientific data issues resulting from the data processing.
- Documentation writing and reviewing.
A university degree in Physics and/or Astronomy, a demonstrated experience in astrophysical data analysis, strong inter-personal and communication skills, and a general knowledge and experience with common data analysis tools used in Astrophysics are some of the expected qualifications for this position.
More information on this position can be obtained by contacting the Gaia Helpdesk. The deadline for applications is around 22 March 2017.