Data Analysis Scientist for BepiColombo

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RHEA Group is currently recruiting a Data Analysis Scientist for BepiColombo to support the Science Operation Division at our client’s premises in Madrid, Spain

Tasks and Activities
  • Contribute to the Quick-Look Analysis (QLA) System requirement specification and design, by assisting in the definition of user requirements and reviewing/assessing completeness and adequacy of system being designed and implemented.

  • Specify routines/algorithms for the Generation of science quick-look products in close collaboration with the Instrument Teams

  • Prepare the procedures for operating the QLA system and for the assessment of the QLA products.

  • Operation of the Science Data Processing and Quick Look Systems after launch and analysis/assessment of the scientific products.

  • Generation of higher-level science products.

  • Follow-up implementation of system bug fixes/improvements (SPRs, SCRs,..), and validate accordingly

  • Enhancement of the BepiColombo science archive.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in astronomy, physics or a related discipline.

  • Proven experience in planetary science and data processing of space-based data.

  • Expertise with planetary data analysis, reduction and calibration software.

  • Knowledge on instrumentation in at least two scientific disciplines (remote sensing, radio science, spectral imaging, particle and plasma physics, in-situ measurements).

  • Good knowledge of space geometry concepts and use of other ancillary information including experience with the SPICE ancillary information system.

  • Knowledge of the Planetary Data System (PDS) standards.

  • Experience of scientific data handling for usage in Planetary Science Archives.

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, and a pragmatic and proactive attitude to resolving problems

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Experience in providing support and interacting with instrument scientists and engineers, and with the scientific community

  • Knowledge of science operations


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.

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