New Mexico State University is seeking a telescope operator to perform day time observations with the Dunn Solar Telescope in Sunspot, NM.
Job Duties and Responsibilities include: learning and documenting the daily operation of the Dunn Solar Telescope and instruments; monitoring the data streams, system performance, and observing efficiency, and documenting observing techniques and observing software; troubleshooting observing set ups. In addition to standard operations, the observer will perform periodic engineering tests and procedures, and assist NMSU telescope staff to maintain and improve facilities.
Relevant experience includes hands-on telescope operation (with attendant mechanical and computer expertise); some proficiency in Unix/Linux, TCL, IDL, C, Python and IRAF; imaging and spectroscopic data reduction; and CCD instrumentation and electronics. Unix programming skills are desirable.
Ability to work independently is critical.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Required Experience: One (1) year of experience related to the standard duties as outlined, or equivalency
Nominal work week is 7am to 3pm, M-F but some early morning, late afternoon, weekend or holiday work may be required.
Physical Work Location: Dunn Solar Telescope, Sunspot, NM
, at an altitude of 9200 ft.
Job Closing Date: 08/31/2017
Targeted 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 https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/28757
Employment is contingent on funding and eligibility for employment in U.S. and results of a background verification.
Contact: mcateer AT nmsu.edu