XMM-Newton-NEWS  #265,    23-Mar-2023

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  • ESA staff position as Science Operations Scientist in High-Energy Astronomy now open
  • XMM-Newton Users' Group Meeting #24: Invitation from the UG Chair
  • ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

ESA staff position as Science Operations Scientist in High-Energy Astronomy now open

As previously announced in this Newsletter, a position is now open at the Department of Science and Operations of the European Space Agency to support the XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL missions as Science Operations Scientist.

Deadline for applications is

April 3rd 2023


Full details and instructions on how to apply are given at this link.

XMM-Newton Users' Group Meeting #24: Invitation from the UG Chair

The XMM-Newton Users' Group will be holding its yearly meeting this coming May 10th and 11th.

As is usual, the User's Group welcomes all comments and suggestions on any relevant aspect of XMM-Newton operations and future direction. You may send these either directly to me, or if you prefer to any member of the UG, before April 28th.


Anne Decourchelle, UG-Chair


The agenda for UG Meeting #24 and contact information of the UG chair and all the other UG members are available at



To increase the scientific return from its Space Science missions, the European Space Agency welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives.

The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome.

During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported.

Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

Applications received before May 1st 2023 will be considered for visits in autumn 2023 and winter 2024.

For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to


or write to the programme coordinators.


Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC