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DIAS Research Computing Studentship: closing date Thursday March 21st 2024

DIAS Research Computing Studentship: closing date Thursday March 21st 2024
From mid-May 2024, the DIAS Planetary Magnetospheres group (dias.ie/planetary), led by Prof. Caitriona Jackman, is offering a 2-to-3-month studentship for a bright, motivated candidate to work with the group on software development and data processing.

The intern will gain experience in:
• Testing (and potentially improving) code to visualise data from spacecraft orbiting at Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn.
• Working with group members on best practice for software curation and testing, including unit testing, advising on code architecture and documentation.
• Helping out with running large simulations in a high performance computing environment.
• Exploring cross-platform implementation (e.g. Linux, Mac and Windows).
• Version control (GitLab, GitHub etc.)
• Detailed software documentation.

A successful candidate should have a background in computer science, software engineering, or a related discipline, and have an interest in the scientific applications of good code. Experience with Python programming is essential, and exposure to Linux operating systems would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be based at DIAS Dunsink Observatory in Dublin 15, and will have the opportunity to interact with scientists from across the Astronomy & Astrophysics Section at DIAS, whose research interests span solar physics, star formation, high energy astrophysics, data analytics and machine learning.

At DIAS we are committed to building an inclusive scientific community, distinguished by scientific excellence, gender balance, and diversity. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. The DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan may be found at dias.ie/about-us.

The successful candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of €1,500 per month. The closing date for applications is 17:00 Irish Summer Time on Thursday March 21st 2024. The application should consist of:

• a CV (max 2 pages)
• a cover letter (max 2 pages) detailing why you would suit the role

The application and letter should be submitted to the DIAS online recruitment system here by 17:00 on 21st March 2024. For questions about the internship please contact cjackman@cp.dias.ie.

We look forward to receiving your application!