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Open Position MAGIC Operations Specialist

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Closing Date: Until Filled

The MAGIC collaboration has an immediate opening for the position of MAGIC Operations Specialist.

MAGIC is a ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescope stereo system with two 17m diameter dishes studying high energy phenomena in the Universe with high energy gamma rays above 50 GeV. The system has been operating in stereo mode with high sensitivity since summer 2009 and has been a leader in high energy gamma-ray astrophysics for several years. Further information about MAGIC can be found in this link:

The successful candidate will join the team that works at the MAGIC telescope site at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in the island of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain). Her/his main duties will be supporting both the maintenance of the different subsystems of the MAGIC telescopes, which may include the installation of eventual new hardware elements, and the operation of the telescopes by participating on a regular basis in the night shift to operate the telescopes.

During 1/3 of her/his time she/he will be free to do scientific research, which may include joining CTA. She/he will join the MAGIC collaboration as a full member, i.e. will be allowed to submit observation proposals, access all telescope data and publish results. A travel budget to join MAGIC meetings and attend scientific conferences will be at their disposal.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Physics, Astronomy or a related field, or alternatively a degree in Engineering, with focus on experimental developments. Experience in the field of detectors for high-energy physics or astrophysics is welcome, but not mandatory. The position is available as early as October, 2020, and will stay open until it is filled. The contract is initially for three years, with possible extension depending on further funding of the project.

MAGIC is an equal opportunity collaboration committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The applications should include a CV, list of publications, and names of two reference persons. All applications received before September 4, 2020, will get full consideration. Please send your application indicating the key word “MAGIC Postdocs La Palma” to: Mrs. S. Strauch ( ) and Dr. A. Babic ( ).

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Oscar Blanch, Spokesperson of the MAGIC Collaboration (e-mail: ),

Dr. Ana Babic, Operations and Safety Coordinator of the MAGIC collaboration (e-mail: ),

Dr. Victor Acciari, Technical Coordinator of the MAGIC collaboration (e-mail: )

Eduardo Colombo, MAGIC Support Astronomer (e-mail: ).