SCExAO Postdoctoral Research Fellow - ID# 13716 - JRID47324

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January 31, 2014
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January 31, 2014
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Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
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Subaru Telescope Project, NAOJ.  Regular, Full-Time (Limited-Term, three (3) years in duration, with the possibility of extension), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), located in Hilo, Hawaii.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


DUTIES:  Participates in the continuing development and scientific use of the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics (SCExAO) system. Participates in at least one (1) of  the following parts of the system: optical design and development, software architecture and development, high speed/high precision wavefront control. Pursues independent research related to high contrast imaging techniques and exoplanets. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION:  PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or closely related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in adaptive optics, high contrast imaging or astronomical observations, and data reduction.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of coronagraphy or  adaptive optics. Ability to perform scientific and technical research related to adaptive optics or coronagraphy.  Good written and oral communication skills in English.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission.   PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post-offer high-altitude medical examination. 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous involvement in development of scientific instrumentation including design and hardware and software development. 

INQUIRIES:  Debbie Guthier 934-5904 (Hawaii). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. 

CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2014. 

EEO/AA Employer.

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