02/09/2021

H2020-SPACE-2020 XMM2ATHENA postdoctoral position at the National Observatory of Athens

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    National Observatory of Athens
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    AstronomyAstrophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Greece › Penteli
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    XMM2ATHENA, Grant agreement ID: 101004168

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Astronomy Astrophysics Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). The successful applicant will closely collaborate with the X-ray group of the IAASARS (Dr. Akylas, Dr. Georgantopoulos, Dr. Georgakakis) to develop novel tools, largely based on Artificial Intelligence algorithms, that will generate value-added products (e.g. photometric redshifts, upper limits, classifications) for the 4XMM serendipitous source catalogue. The scientific exploitation of these products will also be part of the contract.

The position is funded by the H2020-SPACE-2020 XMM2ATHENA project. It brings together 9 European nodes with extensive expertise in high energy astrophysics, including members of the XMM-Newton and Athena Science ground segments, to develop innovative X-ray analysis methods and algorithms. These will be tested on existing XMM-Newton data and will form the basis for the Athena data analysis software, currently at the beginning of the developmental phase.

The post is for 18 months, starting in early 2022. For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Thanassis Akylas (aakylas@noa.gr). For application details see "Additional Information" section.

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Benefits

Additional Benefits: Funding for conference and collaboration travel, personal equipment and publication costs is available. The position includes full access to the Greek healthcare system and pension fund.

 

Selection process

Interested candidates can apply via email by sending a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests (limited to 3 pages) and a list of publications (all as pdf files) to Mrs. Maria Vasilaki (m.vasilaki@noa.gr) before Oct. 15th 2021. Please also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same email address by the above deadline.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Astronomy: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

 

Preferred qualifications include a PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics or related field by the start date as well as experience in

  • high energy astrophysics
  • programming of complex algorithms with emphasis on machine/deep learning
  • handling of large multi-wavelength datasets
  • population studies of extragalactic sources.

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
National Observatory of Athens
Greece
Penteli
15236
Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou

EURAXESS offer ID: 678649

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