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
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RCUH Human Resources Department
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Subaru Telescope, NAOJ.  Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (three (3) years in duration, with possible extension of two (2) additional years), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the 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. 

MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 

DUTIES:  Participates in the operations of Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) including Strategic Survey Program (SSP) observations, maintenance, and data verification. Pursues independent astronomical research. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:  EDUCATION/TRAINING:  PhD or ABD or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in astronomical observations and data reduction, development of optical and/or infrared instruments, and research in astronomy.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge in astronomy, astronomical instrumentation, and computer programming. Ability to undertake independent program in astronomical research.  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, and must have driving experience of at least one (1) year.   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. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, incumbent will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and as applicable subject to University of Hawaii's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). 

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous involvement in astronomical instrumentation including design, hardware and software development, and maintenance.  Experience with image processing and data analysis. Communication skills in additional languages other than English. 

INQUIRIES:  Debbie Guthier 934-5904 (Hawaii). 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, 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 rcuhhr@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344. 

CLOSING DATE:  April 30, 2014. 

EEO/AA Employer.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.