As we move into a new phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with the start of SDSS V in 2020, New Mexico State University is looking for a Support Astronomer at Apache Point Observatory (APO) to Observe for SDSS IV and V.
Responsibilities include but not limited to; Operate SDSS 2.5m Telescope and spectrographs for collecting night time astronomical data. Includes pre and post observing checkouts, night time observing , weather and performance monitoring, light troubleshooting and repairs and miscellaneous observing support duties.
This involves night-time shift work on the mountain at 9300 ft MSL, may include some weekend and holiday work.
Required Education: Master’s degree in a related field.
Required Experience: Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
Equivalency Bachelor degree in a related filed and seven (7) years hands-on observing experience with modern astronomical spectrographic and/or imaging instruments, moderate to large telescopes, and astronomical data reductions with demonstrated research success.
Benefits: See http://hr.nmsu.edu/benefits/
Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system at http://jobs.nmsu.edu.
Employment is contingent on continued funding and eligibility for employment in U.S. and results of a background verification. Target start date August 1, 2019 or earlier. EEO/AA.