New Mexico State University is seeking a electronics/instrument specialist to support day time observations at the Dunn Solar Telescope in Sunspot, NM.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include electronic engineering associated with maintaining (trouble-shooting and repair), documenting, redesigning, and upgrading the Dunn Solar Telescope and its science instruments. Instruments include broad-band imaging, narrow-band imaging, spectroscopy, imaging spectroscopy, and spectropolarimetry. The instrument specialist will also be responsible for recommendations for design modifications that will facilitate long-term operations and minimize support requirements. The instrument specialist may plan a role in the operations and upgrades to a new adaptive optics system.
Relevant experience: Candidates need to have significant (5+years) instrumentation/electronics experience, ideally with astronomical imaging, spectroscopy/spectropolarimetry instruments, and/or telescope and motion control systems. Ability to work independently is critical.
Required Education: B.S. in related field.
Physical Work Location: Dunn Solar Telescope, Sunspot, NM
, at an altitude of 9200 ft.
Employment is contingent on external funding and eligibility for employment in the US and results of a background verifications.
Job Closing Date: 08/31/2017
Targed Start Date: 10/01/2017
Required application documents include: CV/Resume, three references, and unofficial copy of transcript(s); all documents must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system at http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/27336
Contact: mcateer AT nmsu.edu