IT Expert Contract

  Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas   Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía   Excelencia Severo Ochoa   HR Excellence in Research
June, 21st 2021
SO-IAA engineer
(4) Enhanced Science infrastructure and research capabilities

IAA-CSIC offers a graduate contract in the framework of the Project “Severo Ochoa”. Candidates are expected to carry out their activity in the field of astronomical software support.


- Installation of operating systems on specific servers. Including remote management tools (webmin type) and remote access for users via ssh and graphical environment (rdp or vnc or x2go) as well as development tools such as compilers and programming environments.
- Installation and maintenance of tools used by the scientific staff of the IAA: python and packages necessary for astronomy, statistics and machine learning (numpy/scipy, astropy, sckit-learn, matplotlib, pandas...) under environments made ad-hoc using pip or under anaconda fundamentally for non-linux systems.) Installation of specific software and maintenance of tools on which it depends, such as openjdk: topcat, Aladin, ds9, VO tools, iraf-pyraf...
- Management of a powerful backup system such as Bacula, as well as file age and usage control systems.
- Management of large file systems using redundancy either under raid and testing systems with greater possibilities of control such as zfs that allow snapshots, subvolumes...
Requirements: Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering

Period (months): 
12 months

The fellowships include a competitive salary and full health insurance. Selected candidates will be included in SO-IAA grants, which provide additional funds for scientific visits, attendance to advanced schools and workshops, and other training activities.

IAA is an equal opportunity institution. Applications to this program by female scientists are particularly encouraged.

Should you need any further information or assistance concerning the application, please contact the IAA at severoochoa[at]