Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)


Center: IAA-CSIC


The Solar Physics Group (SPG) of the IAA-CSIC is seeking an engineer with knowledge in database creation and maintenance, Web design, and, if possible, configuration control engineering. The appointee will work at the IAA’s facilities in Granada, Spain.

Besides its theoretical and observational research in solar physics, SPG carries out an intense work on instrument development. The group leads the Spanish Space Solar Physics Consortium (S3PC), which includes four more Spanish institutes (INTA, IDR-UPM, UV, and IAC). After having developed IMaX (Imaging Magnetograph eXperiment) for the Sunrise I and II mission flights and co-led (with MPS, Göttingen) the development of SO/PHI (Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager) for the ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission, S3PC is building TuMag (Tunable Magnetograph) and co-leading the development of SCIP (Sunrise Chromospheric Infrared Polarimeter) for the Sunrise III mission flight. Moreover, it is involved in the pre-development phase of PMI (Polarimetric and Magnetic Imager) for the ESA’s Lagrange mission, InFact (Inversion Factory), an electronic inverter of the radiative transfer equation for the American Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, and participates in the first development phases of three tunable band imagers for the European Solar Telescope.

The tasks of the appointee will be the following:

1. Assistance to the Project Manager in configuration control of the developments (formation on this will be offered).

2. Design and development of a database on:

a. Technical documentation of the various projects under configuration control.

b. Data products from the scientific missions.

c. Scientific publications of the group.

3. New Web page development.

4. Development of normalized CV documents for all the members of the group.

5. SPG’s Web page, social networks, and database maintenance. Media relations.

6. Definition and control of interfaces with the IAA systems for a good coordination.

A contract of up to two years is offered depending on performance and mutual satisfaction. The position is in the “Titulado Superior” scale of the Spanish General Administration system.

Interested candidates please apply to J.C. del Toro Iniesta (