NAOJ has the JASMINE Project aiming to develop the science payload and the mission operation system of the infrared space astrometry mission, JASMINE. JASMINE is planned to have the ability to image the stellar kinematics in the central region of the Milky Way Galaxy by the infrared astrometric observations, enabling one to study the formations of its bulge, bar, disk and central black hole and to identify the region of the birth and the trajectory of the solar system through the performance of Galactic Center Archeology and Galactoseismology. Also, JASMINE will carry out the exploration of the potentially habitable exoplanets by the time-domain astronomical observations. The target launch date is 2028, and the mission is in the final stage of the concept study phase.
We invite applications for an associate professor position at the JASMINE project of NAOJ. A successful candidate is expected to lead the development of the science payload consisting of the infrared telescope subsystem and the infrared detector subsystem, initially as the Science Payload Deputy Lead assisting the Science Payload Lead, then within a few years as the Science Payload Lead. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the development of the detector subsystem as a key member, and to take major responsibilities in technical development of one of the followings: the infrared sensors, the on-board signal-processing electronics, and the infrared camera. He or she is also expected to manage the development of the entire detector subsystem.
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Deadline: 2022-06-22, 12:00 (noon) (JST)
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Prof. Gouda, Naoteru
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