Vacancy


Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) is a newly established institute in Ethiopia to lead Space Science and Technology from end to end research in all space applications, space infrastructure development, satellite development and operation, and international collaboration in Astronomy and Astrophysics, space science and application, satellite technology, Aeronautics and  astronautics, earth observation and related space science technologies. Presently, ESSTI is looking for an outstanding candidate with excellent experience and prominent academic, research and technical skills in different fields as mentioned below. Detail requirements listed here under in the table.

no Position: Requirement Responsibility Departments or Directorates Number of positions
1 Senior Researcher/ Associate professor and above

A PhD in Geodesy, Geodynamics, Geophysics and related areas of earth systems sciences. With strong research track and publications in Global Navigation Satellite System. Education:- space science & technology, Engineering, natural science

Experience:- 8 years , in higher education or research institution in teaching and research position on space science and technology with four publications in reputable scientific journals

Acquire grant and execute applied and theoretical Researches;Teaching graduate courses in geodesy and other relevant program; Supervision of graduate theses;Publish research findings in reputable journals;Participate in community service.

Geodesy and Geodynamics 1
2 Senior Researcher/ Associate professor  and above

A PhD in Geodesy, Geodynamics, Geophysics related areas of earth systems sciences. With strong research track and publications in  Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar.

Education:- space science & technology, Engineering, natural science

Experience:- 8 years , in higher education or research institution in teaching and research position on space science and technology with four publications in reputable scientific journals  

Acquire grant and execute applied and theoretical researches;Teaching graduate courses in geodesy and other relevant program;Supervision of graduate theses;Publish research findings in reputable journals;Participate in community service.

Geodesy and Geodynamics 1
3 Associate Researcher I/II

MSc degree in Geodesy, Geomatics, Geophysics, surveying and related areas of earth systems sciences.  With excellent skill in utilizing geodetic equipment such a GNSS receivers, Total Station, optical level for practical field surveying ; Has good understanding of geodetic sciences and experience in field work and research;

Work Experience:-  2 & 4 years respectively in teaching and research at higher education or research institution  

Acquire research data using GNSS receivers, optical level, Total station, gravity meter, etc;Compile and process data acquired from different geodetic instruments;Assist senior researchers and graduate students in acquisition of in-situ data;Carry out research under supervision of professors; Tutoring graduate courses in geodesy and other relevant program; Organize and manage geodetic laboratory and scientific instruments;Participate in community service.

Geodesy and Geodynamics 1
4 Senior Researcher/ Associate professor  or above

A PhD with academic background and research experience in optical remote sensing, photogrammtery & LiDAR Remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, RADAR remote sensing etc. Education:- space science & technology, Engineering, natural science

Experience:- 8 years , in higher education or  research institution› research position on space science and technology with  four publications in reputable scientific journals

Acquire grant and execute  demand driven applied and theoretical researches;Teaching graduate courses for PhD and MSc program  in remote sensing and other relevant program;Supervision of graduate theses;Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals;Participate in community services, knowledge and technology transfer programs.

Remote Sensing Research and Development Department                1              
5 Researcher/ Assistant professor or above

A PhD with academic background and research experience in optical remote sensing, photogrammtery & LiDAR Remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, RADAR remote sensing etc.

Work experience:- 8 years in teaching & research in higher education or  research institution Education:– MSc in space science & technology, Engineering, natural science with  three publications in reputable journals

Acquire grant and execute  demand driven applied and theoretical researches; Teaching graduate courses for PhD and MSc program  in remote sensing and other relevant program; Supervision of graduate theses; Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals; Participate in community services, knowledge and technology transfer programs.

Remote Sensing Research and Development Department 2
6 Senior researcher /in Observational Astronomy Associate professor or above

PhD in observational Astronomy Optical Astronomy, and Radio Astronomy, experience in research and Supervision Good skill in computational astronomy Strong research track

Education:- space science & technology, Engineering ,natural science

Experience:- 8 years , in teaching and research in higher education or  research institution position on space science and technology with  four publications in reputable scientific journals

Leading Observational research team nationally Publishing at least two scientific findings every year in high quality peer-reviewed international journals Supervising PhD students Leading potential site testing Develop fund rising proposal

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and development department 1
7 Researcher/ Assistant professor or above in Observational Astronomy   PhD in observational Astronomy, theoretical Astronomy Optical Astronomy, and Radio Astronomy, experience in research and Supervision Strong research track Work experience:- 8 years in teaching and research higher education or research institution Education:– MSc in space science & technology, Engineering, natural science with three publications in reputable journals

Acquire grant and execute theoretical and observational researches; Teaching graduate courses in astronomy and other relevant program Supervising graduate students Publish research findings in reputable journal Participate in community services

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and development department 1
8 Researcher/ or Assistant Professor and above in Theoretical/ Computational Astrophysics

PhD in Theoretical/ Computational Astrophysics  .Very good skill in mathematical, theoretical and computational astrophysics

Work experience:- 8 years in teaching and research in higher education or research institution Education:– MSc in space science & technology, Engineering, natural science with three publications in reputable journals

Acquire grant and execute  theoretical, computational and observational researches; Publish research findings in reputable journal Participate in community services

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and development department 2
9 Assistant Researcher I / engineer/ Instrumentation

Excellent background in astrophysics and space instrument, telescope design, payload, optics, camera, etc…

Education:- BSc , Msc degree space science & technology, Engineering, natural science, material science, engineering

Work experience:- 2  & 1 years respectively  

Leading design and manufacture of space instrumentation such as payload, telescopes, cameras, space exploration instruments, etc

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and development department 1
10 Researcher/ Assistant professor/ or above A PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Satellite Engineering, Aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical design engineering, Electrical engineering, Aerospace thermal engineering material engineering or related fields.With research/teaching/ industry experience in above fields Work experience:- 8 years in teaching and research at higher education or research institution Education:– MSc in space science & technology, Engineering, natural science with  three publications in reputable journals

Acquire grant and execute demand driven applied and theoretical researches; Teaching graduate courses for PhD and MSc program in Aeronautical, Space engineering, satellite engineering and other relevant program; Supervision of graduate thesis; Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals;  Participate in community services, knowledge and technology transfer programs. Design, manufacture, assemble, integrate and test aerospace products

Space Engineering Directorate 3
11 Associate Researcher- I

MSc. degree in Satellite Engineering, Aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical design engineering, Electrical engineering, Aerospace thermal engineering material engineering or related fields engineering/ technologyWith excellent skill and research experience in the above-mentioned fields.

Work Experience:- 2 years in teaching and research at higher education or research institution

Design, manufacture, assemble, integrate and test Aerospace products Doing research in the aerospace and related fields and purplish the research results Assist higher researchers in laboratory, data gathering, tutoring graduate courses and other research and teaching activities. Participate in community services, knowledge and technology transfer programs  

Space Engineering Directorate              2            
12 Associate Researcher II

MSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Satellite Engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical design engineering, electrical engineering, Aerospace thermal engineering and other related field technology/ engineering. With excellent skill in satellite, aeronautical, space engineering/ technology has good understanding of Aerospace engineering/ technology/ and experience in research;

Work Experience:- 4 years in teaching and research at higher education or research institution

Assist senior researchers and graduate students in the development of Aerospace engineering and technology products; Carry out research under supervision of Associate researchers and above; Design, manufacture, assemble, integrate and test aerospace products; Assist researchers in laboratory work, data gathering and other research and teaching activities; Participate in community-service and technology transfer programs.

Space Engineering Directorate                 1                        
13 Associate Researcher I/II

M.Sc. and above in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Computer Networking, and Computer Science and Engineering program specialized in Algorithm and Computation and systems and networks B.Sc. in Computer Science, software engineering

Work Experience:-   2 & 4 years respectively in teaching and research at higher education or research institution  

To develop and customize algorithm to process and analyze high volume of data using high performance computer To develop, design and implement software and automate system

Clustering high performance computer

To conduct research on Big data analysis algorithm and high computing

To develop and design research data archiving and provide accessing system  

Professional skills Experienced in Linux administration, python scripting and FORTRAN

Experienced in big data algorithm development and computation

Experienced in high level machine language

Intermediate programming language experience in C++, web application and Java

High computing, ICT and data Administration Directorate 3
14             Researcher / Assistant professor or above

MSc and above in Satellite Communications Engineering, mechanical, electrical, electronics engineering. Satellite Systems Engineering Or other relevant fields of study with

Work experience:- 8 years in teaching and research in higher education or research institution Education:– MSc in space science & technology, Engineering, natural science    with three publications in reputable journals  

Conduct researches in the design and development of small to medium satellite systems Support to platform subsystems, payload instruments, on-board software management, satellite simulator and ground segment operations.

Provide inputs and review the definition of system and satellite operational concepts

Space to ground communications

Support to the commissioning of new satellites and routine operations

Troubleshoot in orbit satellite system failures

Satellite Operation Research and development directorate                3                      
15  Associate Researcher I/II

MSc in Electronic and above in Communications Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Microwave Engineering, Wireless Engineering or other relevant fields of study with

Work Experience:- :-   2 & 4 years respectively  in teaching and research at higher education or research institution

Satellite application systems and interface to terrestrial ground communication networks.

Satellite ground station operation, satellite data access, interpretation and analysis.

Conduct researches and Optimize satellite communication systems

Satellite Operation Research and development directorate     3
16 Researcher / Assistant Professor or above A PhD with academic background and research experience in Space and Application, Space physic, Space instrumentation, Space Technology, Ionospheric Physics, Space Communication, Space Radar,  Atmosphere & Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric remote sensing, climate physics, Space engineering and related areas of Space and Application with strong research track and Strong experience in Ionosphere, Solar system, Space Weather, Space Technology and Radar, Solar Geomagnetic Storm, Atmosphere and Atmospheric Science, and Space data Processing.Excellent to operate and use Magnetometer, Ionosonde, Space GPS, HF and VHF, Optical space devices, sensors Space and  Atmospheric radars Work experience:- 8 years in teaching and research at higher education or research institution Education:– MSc in space science & technology, Engineering, natural science with  three publications in reputable journals

Acquire grant and execute  demand driven applied and theoretical researches;

Teaching graduate courses for PhD and MSc programs  in Space Science, atmospheric Science and other relevant programs;

Supervision of graduate students theses;

Publish results of research in high quality peer-reviewed international journals; 

Participate in community services, knowledge and technology transfer programs.                        

Space Science and Application 4
17 Associate Researcher I/II

 MSc in Engineering, Space Science, space policy or other relevant fields of study

Work Experience:- 2 & 4 years respectively in teaching and research at higher education or research institution  

Inspect, control, register, & licensing of space equipment

Space Affairs Inspection, Registration, Licensing Control 1

Note:

1.  Salary is according to ESSTI’s scale

2.  All applicants must submit photo copy of all the academic credential documents to ESSTI office within 15 working days (such as all transcripts, Degree Certificate, CV, list of Publications, at list two recommendations from academic supervisor/s/ etc).

3. For MSC applicants minimum undergraduate CGPA should be 2.75 and MSc CGPA 3.50 and above

4. support letter from your institution or university

5. Submit application to Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute in person.

Telephone: + 251118720300/118961050