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|Solar Physicist at ESA/ESTEC||Closing date: 2022-03-29
Contact: Olivier Witasse
|ESA is looking for a Solar Physicist for the Solar Orbiter mission.
Vacancy in the Directorate of Science.
|ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
This is a post for a limited duration of 2 years and is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations? salary scale
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
The European Space Agency maintains a world-leading Science Programme with missions in solar and heliospheric physics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics. The Department for Science and Operations (SCI-S), within ESA's Directorate for Science, hosts the scientists and engineers that oversee the space missions from study to end of operations; it develops the science operation systems for the missions and conduct their science operations in flight; it archives and curates their data during operations and beyond. The main objective of the department is to maximise the scientific return of the missions for the benefit of humankind.
You will be assigned to the post of Solar Physicist for the Solar Orbiter mission. You will report hierarchically to the Head of the Solar System Section (H/SCI-SCP). Functionally you will work closely with the Solar Orbiter Project Scientist who will provide guidance on the prioritisation of the day-to-day tasks.
Solar Orbiter, launched in February 2020, is the first medium-class mission of ESA?s Cosmic Vision programme and is exploring the connection between the Sun and heliosphere by combining remote-sensing observations of the Sun with in situ measurements of the heliosphere. Solar Orbiter?s Nominal Mission Phase commenced in November 2021, with the first close solar encounter in March 2022. The mission is in an elliptical orbit around the Sun with perihelia as low as 0.28 au, and with increasing inclination up to more than 33° with respect to the solar equator.
Providing scientific expertise and support to the Solar Orbiter mission in the field of solar physics;
Supporting the Solar Orbiter Project Scientist in the following tasks:
* acting, for all scientific matters, as the interface between ESA?s operations teams on the one hand, and external scientific teams, partners, and the community on the other hand;
* ensuring that the maximum scientific return from a mission is maintained as a target, within technical, financial, programmatic, and safety constraints;
* preparing and disseminating relevant scientific documentation;
* promoting the mission to the wider scientific community via conferences and electronic means, and supporting broader Directorate and Agency communications, outreach, and education activities;
Actively pursuing personal scientific research, preferably in the area of solar physics, and participating in the research activities of the department.
* Active researcher in a relevant field of space science
* Knowledge of the latest developments in research and facilities in the relevant field
* Knowledge and experience in scientific space missions and payloads
* Experience in coordinating the scientific community and managing multiple interfaces at international level
* Experience in promoting science to the wider scientific community and general public
* Result orientation
* Operational efficiency
* Fostering cooperation
* Relationship management
* Continuous improvement
* Forward thinking
PhD in solar physics or space sciences is required.
Further assets for this position include the following:
Experience in operations of solar physics instrumentation; experience in operations of ground-based solar physics facilities.
Closing Date for applications: 29 March 2022
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.
The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email contact.human.resources @ esa.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, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
For more information and application see https://jobs.esa.int/job/Noordwijk-Solar-Physicist-ESTE/774262701/
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