Robotic University of Hawaii 88” Telescope Postdoctoral Fellow

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Hawaii
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2680 Woodlawn Dr
City: 
Honolulu
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal: 
96822-1839
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited in connection with a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i in Honolulu, to work with Ben Shappee (shappee@hawaii.edu), Christoph Baranec (baranec@hawaii.edu), and Mark Chun (markchun@hawaii.edu) in the roboticization effort of the University of Hawai’i (UH) 2.2-meter telescope, also known as UH88”, on Maunakea as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation award.  The robotic UH88” telescope will be well instrumented with the second generation of the robotic Adaptive Optics system (Robo-AOII), a wide-field optical imager, and the SuperNovae Integral Field Spectrograph (SNIFS).  The selected candidate is expected to (a) develop a robotic scheduler balancing between programs and instruments, (b) aid in the interface between the scheduler and telescope control system and instruments, (c) develop data archiving and data severing infrastructure, (d) monitor data quality and telescope performance, (e) integrate existing data reduction pipelines in the data severing infrastructure, (f) participate in other robotcization activities, and (g) carry out a research program using the UH88” telescope and other observing resources. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for observing time on all Maunakea telescopes. 

The appointment will be a Non-Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (2-3 years in duration).  Continuation of employment is dependent upon availability of funds, program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.  The start date is flexible and can be anytime in 2020.  The annual salary will be approximately $68,500 per year and will include funding support for research activities.  

Please e-mail application materials to shappee@hawaii.edu by February 21, 2020 with ROBOTIC UH 88” POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in the subject line. Applications received after this deadline may be considered if the position is not filled. Please send the following documents: 1) Cover Letter, 2) CV, 3) List of Publications, 4) Statement of Research Interests, and a 5) list of reference writers.  Finally, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to this email address before the closing date.  If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please e-mail shappee@hawaii.edu

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Annual salary will be approximately $68,500 per year.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 24, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Benjamin Shappee
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Hawaii
Department Name: 
Institute for Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
2680 Woodlawn Dr
Street Line 2: 
Honolulu, HI 96822-1839 USA
Street Line 3: 
Honolulu
City: 
Honolulu
State/Province: 
HI
Zip/Postal Code: 
96822-1839
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
shappee@hawaii.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Benjamin Shappee
Subject: 
ROBOTIC UH 88” POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
Email: 
shappee@hawaii.edu