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 instrument scientist to take responsibility for developing the instrument and data handling concepts for the new facility. You will work with potential telescope users and engineering staff to understand requirements and develop and prototype new ideas and test systems for the telescope first light instrumentation. You will also be expected to contribute to the research work of the Institute at an internationally competitive level.
The post will be initially offered as a three year fixed term contract based in the UK. Salary will be in the range GBP 32,548 - 38,833.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Steele (Liverpool Telescope Director) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight UK time on the advertised closing date.
LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in ARI.
Information about benefits of working at LJMU are available at https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/vacancies-at-ljmu
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