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Master student for electronic design in LISA

Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC) & Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC)
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Mar, 24/08/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mié, 15/09/2021


The Gravitational Astronomy group at the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) and Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE-CSIC) is leading the Spanish contribution to the future space-borne gravitational observatory in space, LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna), an ESA mission with expected launch in 2034 aiming to detect gravitational radiation by putting three satellites in heliocentric orbit separated 2.5 million km one from each other, forming a triangle. The contribution of the team to the mission is the Data and Diagnostics subsystems, which includes the payload computer and a set of high precision environment sensors.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to perform his/her master TFM in our group. We offer a half-time contract for master students willing to join the Gravitational Astronomy group. The objective of the TFM will be to achieve an elegant breadboard design of the LISA Temperature Diagnostics Subsystem as a part of an on-going ESA contract.

Our group promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities in physical sciences to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Electronics engineering or equivalent.
  • Digital/Analog integration.
  • Understanding of Unix.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.

Work Location: Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE), Bellaterra.

Duration: 6+ months

Documentation: Full CV, motivation letter, reference letters (if any), any relevant information that the applicant may consider appropriate to demonstrate expertise in the corresponding relevant technical fields and/or applications.

Interested candidates should send the required documentation to The position will be open until the appropriate candidate is selected, and the selection process will start 15 days after the publication date.

The successful candidate is expected to start in late September or early October.