Project Officer (ATHENA and SMILE Mechanical)
Physical and Environmental Sciences,Materials Science,Physics and Astronomy,Computer Science,Computer Science,Software Engineering,Engineering and Technology,Mechanical Engineering
Short info about job
Company: Open University
Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, School of Physical Sciences
Salary: £26,495 to £31,604
Hours: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1491 2594940
Fax: +44-1405 9460021
Detail information about job Project Officer (ATHENA and SMILE Mechanical). Terms and conditions vacancy
Temporary contract until 31 March 2019
We are seeking a Project Officer to work as a member of the ATHENA and SMILE project teams. ATHENA Advanced Telescope for High-Energy Astrophysics will be an X-ray telescope designed to address the Cosmic Vision science theme of “The Hot and Energetic Universe”. SMILE (Solar Magnetospheric Ionospheric Link Explorer will investigate the interaction between Earth's protective shield – the magnetosphere – and the supersonic solar wind.
You will work closely with scientists and engineers on both projects performing complex 3D modelling of the radiation shielding in space and developing new equipment for experimental testing of shielding material samples. You will also develop models as inputs into the C++ based Geant4 system and will help to process the outputs, specifically with reference to novel shielding structures and the mechanical stability and appropriate nature of any materials proposed.
You will have a BSc in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject with experience of using 3D modelling software packages (such as Solidworks or similar) and will have good problem solving and analytical skills. Strong verbal and written skills, good presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds are essential.
Closing date: noon on Tuesday 19 September 2017
Interview date: TBC
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