NAOJ plays a vital role in executing the TMT Project to build the extremely large optical and infrared telescope with a 30-meter primary mirror on Maunakea, Hawaii, through an international partnership. TMT is expected to provide astronomers in the world observational opportunities with greater telescope capabilities in 2030s and beyond, leveraged by the Subaru Telescope which offers a set of unique capabilities, including the ability to conduct wide-field surveys. NAOJ TMT Project is responsible for many essential components of the telescope, one of which is the fabrication of the imager part of the Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), a first-light science instrument, which is expected to yield initial scientific results right after the completion of construction of TMT.
We invite applications for an associate professor position to lead the NAOJ TMT IRIS team which consists of a number of researchers and engineers. A successful candidate of this position is expected to design and fabricate the optical and mechanical components, determine the science requirements to conduct high precision astrometry observations, and prepare the performance verification plans. The successful candidate is also required to coordinate with the international IRIS team and communicate with researchers both within Japan and overseas.
After successful experiences in the IRIS project management, the successful candidate is also expected to play an active role in the development of second generation instruments for TMT through the international collaborations.
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Prof. Usuda, Tomonori
E-mail: usuda_AT_naoj.org (replace _AT_ with @)
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E-mail: apply-TMT-assocprof20211015_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace _AT_ with @)