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H2020 SPACE XMM2ATHENA position for Public Outreach

Instituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Vie, 19/02/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Lun, 15/03/2021


We invite applications for post-graduate positions to participate in the H2020 XMM2ATHENA project. XMM2ATHENA is a collaboration of 9 European Institutes including members of the XMM-Newton Science ground segment along with key members of the Athena Science ground segment. The goal of the project is to develop new, innovative methods to maximise the return from the current X-ray Observatory XMM-Newton and prepare for the forthcoming X-ray mission Athena.

This position will be hosted at IFCA in Santander, Spain. IFCA (excellence centre Maria de Maeztu) participates in the XMM2ATHENA project and in the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre, and hosts the Athena X-ray observatory Community Office. The X-ray group at IFCA is also involved in the science definition of Athena and the development of software algorithms for Athena/X-IFU instrument.

Tasks: The successful candidate will be part of the Communication Work Package and her tasks will include: development of the web page of the project, production of outreach (PO) materials and resources, and participation in PO events and activities for the general public.

Requirements: The post is open to candidates of any nationality (PhD is not required). The candidate is expected to have: experience in outreach activities and skills in multimedia design applications and in web pages management. Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required. The post is for up to three years, starting in April 2021. IFCA is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage, in particular, applications by women and by members of minorities.

Application: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae highlighting previous experience in outreach activities to Maite Ceballos ( ) before 15 March 2021. Included Benefits: Additional funding for conferences, collaboration and personal equipment is available. The position includes full access to the Spanish healthcare system (medical, sick leave, maternity leave).