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M/F Scientist/Informatics Engineer for the Solar Orbiter mission

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR7328-MATKRE-002
Workplace : ORLEANS
Date of publication : Friday, September 06, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 November 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : from 2 399 € to 3072 € gross monthly depending on professional experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


At the CNRS, the Laboratory for Environmental and Space Physics and Chemistry (LPC2E) located in ORLEANS, the engineer will contribute to the preparation of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter (SolO) mission, which will be launched in February 2020, and in particular to the exploitation of the Search Coil Magnetometer (SCM) instrument, which will measure magnetic field fluctuations and for which the LPC2E is responsible.The recruited engineer will:
- co-conduct, with the engineers and scientifics of the project, the definition and strategy of the SCM calibration.
- co-manage, with the engineers and scientifics of the project, the on-ground processing of SCM data in the development, qualification, integration and flight validation phases.
- Implement mathematical and physical methods and computer techniques to implement the mission's ground processing tools.


- Analyze data from SCM's calibration campaigns
- Contribute to the definition of the calibration strategy.
- Analyze the needs and participate in the realization of the functional specifications of the project
- Further develop and improve the calibration and visualization softwares, in IDL language, to be used for in-flight data
- Organize and monitor software testing and validation activities
- Analyze the first data from the in-flight mission
- According to the profile, contribute to scientific studies


- Scientific programming language (e. g. C, IDL, Python, Fortran, Matlab,)
- Knowledge of signal processing and analysis of physical or astrophysical data
- Knowledge of versioning tools (svn, git)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as to interact with international teams
- Written and oral English

Work Context

The recruited engineer will work at the LPC2E, which is a space laboratory whose primary vocation is to study the Earth's environment and heliospheric plasmas by sending space probes or stratospheric balloons. The laboratory has a staff of about 80 agents, researchers, technicians and engineers. In particular, LPC2E is also responsible for the SCM instrument similar to the SolO instrument for the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission that was launched in August 2018.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration and under the responsibility of the scientists and engineers of the Solar Orbiter project, on the LPC2E site which is located on the CNRS tree campus in Orléans. He will also have the opportunity to interact with other colleagues from the project's French and European laboratories, as well as with the entire laboratory.

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Constraints and risks

Short periods of travel are to be expected in France and abroad.

Additional Information

Application deadline: 14 December 2018

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