The Subaru Telescope, an 8.2m optical infrared telescope atop Maunakea in Hawaii, has been in operation since 1999. Subaru Telescope will enter to the new stage “Subaru 2” from 2022. “Subaru 2” is the concept to make the Subaru Telescope more competitive by enforcing the observation power of the telescope with wide field instruments including PFS (Primary Focus Spectrograph) and ULTIMATE-Subaru (GLAO (Ground Layer Adaptive Optics) assisted near-infrared wide field imager and spectrograph), and other new cutting-edge instruments.
NAOJ invite application for a full professor position to lead the development and operation of new instruments and the enhancement of the capability of the Subaru Telescope, in order to ensure that the Subaru Telescope will be fully functional in the 2020s and continue to produce the world's most advanced scientific results beyond 2030. The successful candidate is responsible for overseeing the PFS A project, the GLAO A project, and the PI instrument (visiting instrument) teams (IRD, SCExAO, etc.) in collaboration with the Head of Engineering and the Instrumentation Division of Subaru Telescope. The immediate most important task is the launch and operation of the PFS in close collaboration with the PFS A project. Since the main instruments of the Subaru 2 concept, HSC, IRD, PFS, and ULTIMATE (GLAO), have all been developed and operated with international collaboration, the candidate should have much experience and ability to smoothly promote such international collaboration. In order to make the Subaru 2 concept a success, close cooperation with the Science Officer is essential.
In addition, we expect this professor to promote collaboration with the TMT project for future integrated operation with TMT, and technical collaboration with the Advanced Technology Center to strengthen the development of observational instruments at the observatory.
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Deadline: 2022-07-15, 12:00 (noon) (JST)
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Prof. Satoshi Miyazaki
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