The University of California Observatories (UCO, http://ucolick.org/home/index.html) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is seeking a Deputy Director to serve on its senior management team. UCO's mission is to provide UC astronomers with access to forefront optical and infrared observatories, to design and build advanced instrumentation for the Lick, Keck, and TMT Observatories, and to provide an organization that can coordinate astronomy groups throughout the UC system in support of their ground-based observing. UCO is a multi-campus astronomical research unit of UC, with headquarters on the UC Santa Cruz campus. UCO operates the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton and technical laboratories at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA, and funds instrumentation-related activities around the UC system.
UCO is a managing partner of the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, and the focal point for UC participation in the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) project. The Deputy Director will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary, talented, and diverse staff throughout UC to help transition UCO into the era of Extremely Large Telescopes and define the future of ground-based optical and infrared astronomy.
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