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August 31, 2014
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August 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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Government Agency
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Institute for Astronomy.  Non-Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (Up to three (3) years in duration), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Institute for Astronomy (IfA),  located in Honolulu, 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:  Conducts telescopic observations of Near-Earth Objects (NEO) primarily using data from the University of Hawaii (UH) 2.24-meter telescope and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) located on Mauna Kea in Hawaii.  Performs astrometric and/or photometric reductions on the acquired data, and develops software that can improve the degree of automation in the processing. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy, Physics, or a related field (PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire).  EXPERIENCE:  Experience with telescope observation of faint, moving targets.  Experience with astronomical digital detectors.  Experience with operating large, research-grade telescopes.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of issues involved in astronomical image analysis, error propagation, and reference star catalogs. Familiarity with various web resources in the Near-Earth asteroid field.  Proficiency in programming languages, in particular, familiarity with the Fortran programming language for the use and modification of existing software.  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:  Knowledge of current research in Near-Earth asteroid populations, spectral characteristics, rotational properties, and non-gravitational forces. 

INQUIRIES:  Dr. David Tholen 956-6930 (Oahu). 

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:  August 31, 2014. 

EEO/AA Employer.

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