Science Engineering

  Date of publication
  Deadline for applications
  Minimum qualifications:
Masters or PhD in relevant scientific field
  Salary range
Remuneration and social security benefits will be in accordance with the German Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD)

Description The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) invites applications for a Scientific Programmer to work for the PLATO Data Center (PLATO mission).

The position is available for an initial period starting 1 April 2019 until 31st March 2022, with the possibility of a long-term extension that is contingent upon performance and project funding. This position is dependent on funding from the German Aerospace Center.

Applications from disabled persons are explicitly encouraged and will be favored in the case of equally qualified applicants. The Max Planck Society strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. Send your CV and application letter in English (certificates and reference letters may be in German) as one PDF file to Raymond Burst
Tasks and activities The PDC is responsible for developing validation and calibration software modules that will be integrated into pipelines at the Science Operation Center, Tasks:
  • Develop tools to support the data analysis of PLATO observations
  • Write professional documentation
Skills and experience Good command of the English Language