Postdoctoral Researcher in Astronomy and Space Surveillance

Postdoctoral Researcher in Astronomy and Space Surveillance

EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Your mission:

A postdoc position is available between the Laboratory of Astrophysics and the Space Center of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The position is part of a joint project with the CV Lab to develop tools to monitor and characterize satellites and space debris from ground based or in-orbit vantage points.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

A motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers will be recruited to work on developing fast detection and characterization of satellites from ground-based imaging (from dedicated observations or from open access wide field astronomical observations [e.g. ESO/VST imaging data]).

The science interests are in particular:

  • characterizing the space debris population in particular toward the small debris;
  • characterizing the rotation of space debris;
  • The goal is to provide added value information on the population of space debris in particular in the view of active debris removal or mitigation;
  • The project will develop open tools and open dataset.

Your profile:

  • A formal requirement for the position is a PhD in physics/astrophysics or in computer science;
  • A strong motivation for space science;
  • Expertise in processing large amount of data will be valued;
  • Excellent programming skills in python or C/C++;
  • Expertise in GPU computing will be valued;
  • Proficient knowledge of writing English is required.

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