Computer Scientist / Skilled Scientific Programmer

DTU Space
fredag 01 jun 18

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We are looking for a professionally dedicated computer scientist who takes pride in well organised programmes to support the evolution, integration, and publication of scientific programmes within the area of satellite data processing.
The Job
The primary responsibility will be taking existing, primarily personal scientific programmes from a working level to a well-documented, well-structured mature level ready for publication as Open Source and/or integration into professional framework tools. Many of the tasks will be in the context of the Swarm satellite mission. Swarm is a satellite constellation designed to explore the Earth’s magnetic field, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). DTU Space has a leading role in Swarm and coordinates the Swarm Data, Innovation and Science Cluster (Swarm DISC), an international consortium that - among other tasks - performs processing and QA of Swarm satellite data. Read more about Swarm here.

The successful candidate will be heading the task of bringing prototype-like applications within Swarm DISC to a professional, mature level in close collaboration with the international partners.
Our expectations of you
The successful applicant has an academic education, interest in natural sciences and a profound experience in well-structured programming preferably in Python and/or MATLAB.
The applicant is expected to:

  • Demonstrate skills and experience in well-structured programming
  • Take pride in the programmes and documentation produced
  • Possess personal and social qualifications as a team-player, be self-organizing and have good communication skills.
  • Demonstrate command of written and spoken technical English.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing well-structured and easy to maintain programmes from prototypes and/or algorithm descriptions
  • Writing user-friendly and comprehensive documentation
  • Contributing to the on-going evolution of the Swarm data exploitation project
  • Participating in international meetings related to the Swarm project, mainly in (but not limited to) Europe – 2-4 meetings on average per year
What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of society. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.
Salary and appointment terms
Your appointment will be based on the collective agreement between the Danish State and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
The position is situated at DTU Space, DTU Campus in Kongens Lyngby, north of Copenhagen.
Application and contact
We need your online application no later than 1 August 2018.

Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. . Applications after the deadline will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Lars Tøffner-Clausen, +45 4525 9709,

All candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Geomagnetism Department at DTU Space currently holds 16 full-time employees (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants, scientists, engineers, administrative personnel) as well as 5-6 M.Sc. students.
DTU Space (National Space Institute) is engaged in both basic research and technology development activities, and the Institute is characterized by strong interaction between technology and science.  DTU space has more than 140 employees and on average 15-20 ph.d. students, working in diverse research fields from astrophysics, space instrumentation to earth observation and geodesy. Many projects are carried out in close cooperation with international space agencies (ESA, NASA and others), as well as national and international governmental organizations.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.