New Robotic Telescope - Lead Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Liverpool John Moores University
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Research Institute
Street Line 1: 
146 Brownlow Hill
L3 5RF
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Liverpool John Moores University owns and operates a 2.0-m robotic telescope (“The Liverpool Telescope”) on La Palma in the Canary Islands.  Working with international partners we now intend to build a 4.0m class robotic telescope on the same site.  

We seek an experienced engineer to take responsibility for leading all engineering activity related to the development of the telescope and its enclosure. You will identify and manage the delivery of effort within LJMU engineering team, external partners and companies as well as carrying out System Engineering responsibilities and contributing your own discipline specific expertise to the design. You will also take ownership of the Health and Safety aspects of the project.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Steele (Liverpool Telescope Director) email:

Included Benefits: 

Salary in the range GBP 39,993 - 49,149.  Relocation Expenses Available.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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