Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
April 30, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
April 30, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
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RCUH Human Resources
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Non-Regular, F/T, Limited Term (up to 3 years), RCUH Non-Civil Service position w/ the Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) project, located in Honolulu, HI.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, & compliance w/ applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES:  Contributes to design, development, construction, & installation of the ATLAS system. Participates in hardware & software development & installation.  Assists w/ operating system & performing research on population of Near Earth Objects & other asteroids observed w/ ATLAS.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD in Astronomy, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire). Experience with hardware and software development for astronomical applications with wide-field CCD asteroid surveys.  Experience with astronomical observational and reduction techniques.  Proven record of research publications in refereed journals. Understanding of issues involved in astronomical image analysis w/ respect to identifying moving objects (asteroids & comets). Understanding of computer network design. Proficiency in various software languages, including: C, Fortran, Python, & Bash. Proficiency in MySQL.  Proficiency in various operating systems, especially Unix/Linux. Valid driver’s license. Able to lift 40 lbs. of computer equipment. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet & pass post offer high-altitude medical exam.

INQUIRIES:  Dr. John Tonry 956-8701 (Oahu). 

CLOSING DATE:  April 30, 2014.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter including Recruitment ID#, a narrative of your research interests & experience, & a copy of degree(s)/transcripts/certificate(s) to confirm your credentials.

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If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

EEO/AA Employer.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.