South Pole Telescope (SPT) Winterover – University of Chicago - JRID48268

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
August 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
September 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution/Company Name: 
University of Chicago
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Mary Wawro
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
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Job Announcement Text: 

University of Chicago seeks two individuals to work as a two-person crew at the NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station in Antarctica.  The primary responsibility of the crew is the maintenance and operation of the SPT.  The crew is an integral part of the SPT collaboration and participation in the scientific analysis is encouraged.  A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months from January to November 2015, is required. The position may begin sooner at one of the SPT institutions.


The candidates will be selected to ensure the two-person crew has experience in remote field-work, mechanical systems (including servo systems, cryogenic systems and telescopes), analog and digital electronics, RF instruments, computers systems and data acquisition software. Climbing, bending, reaching, lifting and operating machines and power tools are required. Experience working in a self-motivated manner within a large collaboration, with the demonstrated ability to think in a structured, logical manner and stay highly organized and efficient under pressure is desired.  Due to the cold, harsh environment at the South Pole, good physical health is required.  The applicant must pass physical and mental qualifying exams before employment can begin. 


Review begins June 1, 2014.  It is a temporary position that is eligible for medical, dental and short-term disability insurance.
For detailed qualifications and to apply, visit University of Chicago job site requisition 095337.  CV must be included.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. 
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans employer.

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.