University of California Observatories: Assistant Project Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of California, Santa Cruz
Department Name: 
University of California Observatories
City: 
Santa Cruz
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
95064
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

ASSISTANT PROJECT SCIENTIST

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OBSERVATORIES, UC SANTA CRUZ

The University of California Observatories (UCO) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Project Scientist position for data reduction pipeline (DRP) development and data analysis support for UCO. Under the supervision of the DRP lead at UCO (currently, Professor and Astronomer X. Prochaska),the selected candidate will participate in research, creative programs and the development of modern data reduction pipelines, and analysis of Keck/DEIMOS data for UCO. The candidate will also lead integration of the DRP at the W.M. Keck Observatory for DEIMOS and other spectrographs.

Responsibilities include: identifying shortcomings with existing data reduction pipelines; suggesting new projects at the interface of research, software development, and data analysis; and contributing to publications in the areas of kinematics of local galaxies and structures and/or large galaxy redshift surveys in the distant universe. The selected candidate will be able to apply for observing time on the telescopes at Lick Observatory where the Shane 3-meter telescope is outfitted with the new “ShaneAO” laser guide star adaptive optics system.

For further information or to apply for this position, view the job details here: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF00792

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
J. Xavier Prochaska
Subject: 
Assistant Project Scientist
Email: 
xavier@ucolick.org