Director of the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
University of California Observatories
Street Line 1: 
1156 High St
Santa Cruz
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of California Observatories ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Director of the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics (LAO). The LAO ( is closely affiliated with the Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) and the UCSC Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Duties will include defining goals and leading the design and construction of new adaptive optics systems and instruments, conducting original research that has visibility and impact on the course of astronomical science, coordinating UCO’s adaptive optics research portfolio with all UC astronomy campuses, participation in fundraising for new instruments and other instrumentation initiatives. In partnership with the CfAO Director, the LAO Director will develop a comprehensive program in adaptive optics that includes technology and instrument development, and host the annual CfAO Summer School in Adaptive Optics and the CfAO Fall Retreat Conference. The position will require the incumbent to employ excellent verbal and written communication skills, understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers, and have a familiarity with the intended science to be accomplished with various kinds of adaptive optics systems. Please visit the full job posting for more information:

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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