Gemini North - Astronomy Research Intern - JRID47512

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
February 28, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
February 28, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution/Company Name: 
Gemini Observatory
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Attention To: 
Christina Terminello
Human Resources Generalist
Gemini Observatory
Street Address Line 1: 
670 North A'ohoku Place
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United States
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Job Announcement Text: 

Gemini North has an opening for a research intern (undergraduate student or recent graduate) to work with Dr. Inger Jorgensen and Dr. Kristin Chiboucas on the Gemini/HST Galaxy Cluster Project in the period for four months, March 1 – June 30, 2014. The student is expected to be available for work full time, though part time work over a longer period will also be considered. The start date is flexible, however will preferably be no later than April 1. The position is a paid student internship.

The student will work on processing of imaging data of high redshift galaxy clusters, obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. The data are part of a large data set obtained by an international group of researchers to study the evolution of galaxies from redshift two to the present. The student will work closely with Drs. Jorgensen and Chiboucas at Gemini North.

The successful applicant must have good English communication skills, including being able to clearly document performed work. Students with prior experience with UNIX/Linux/MacOS-X, imaging processing, and handling larger data sets will be given preference.  Training in the relevant processing techniques will be provided.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Inger Jorgensen, .  To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, grade sheet for courses completed, and provide two names of professional references, using the electronic application procedure for Gemini positions.

Assessment of applications will start February 15.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.