CDS-ESCAPE Support Engineer M/F


A Support Engineer M/F positions open to join international research teams

CDS, a partner of ESCAPE, is looking for 1 Support Engineer M/F to join the ESCAPE international consortium. 
The mission is to provide technical support to the operation of the ESCAPE project.
The activities that will be asked to the candidate, are:

  • Meetings, communication with project partners, use of project management tools and communication tools (twiki systems, file sharing systems, communication platforms)
  • Technical support for training activities of the ESCAPE project. This includes organisation of training events for scientists and engineers, and coordination of training materials
  • Contribute to the technical testing of data sharing prototypes, and the development of the training activity tutorials


Bringing together astronomy, astroparticle & particle physics into a single European collaborative cluster

ESCAPE answers the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) ambition in bringing People, Data, Services, Training, Publications, Projects & Organisations, all together in an integrated and federated environment. It is the first time that many of the greatest European scientific facilities in physics and astronomy have combined forces to make their data and software interoperable and open, committing to make the European Science Cloud a reality.


Working on ESCAPE at CDS

The Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) is dedicated to the collection and distribution of astronomical data and information, and the development of innovative techniques for scientific exploitation of very large data sets. The CDS provides the SIMBAD reference database; the VizieR service for astronomical catalogues and tables published in academic journals; the Aladin interactive sky atlas and the CDS portal. The CDS also contributes to the Virtual Observatory. (For more information see

The CDS is participating in the 'European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures' — ESCAPE project funded by the European Commission. ESCAPE aims to address the Open Science challenges shared by ESFRI facilities (CTA, ELT, EST, FAIR, HL-LHC, KM3NeT, SKA) as well as other pan-European research infrastructures (CERN, ESO, JIVE, EGO-Virgo) in astronomy and particle physics research domains.(For more information see —


Do I have the necessary profile?

  • Experience of working in a scientific/technical environment
  • Experience in support of research
  • Management of scientific data and services
  • Experience with technical support of scientific training events
  • Knowledge of systems for managing information and documents (wiki and file sharing)
  • Notions of tools and techniques for accessing astronomy data
  • Interpersonal skills for working with project partners
  • English written and spoken
  • Desired level of education : 3-year university degree


What are the conditions?

  • Reference : UMR7550-MARALL-002
  • Workplace : STRASBOURG
  • Date of publication : Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
  • Contract Period : 12 months
  • Expected date of employment : 11 May 2020
  • Proportion of work : Full time
  • Remuneration : from 2109,55 euros gross monthly according to experience
  • Application deadline 31 March 2020.


Additional Information

The application should include:
i) CV
ii) A letter of motivation





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