Support Astronomer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
To event remaining 15 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
APO
Street Line 1: 
2001 Apache Point Rd
City: 
Sunspot
State/Province: 
NEW MEXICO
Zip/Postal: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$48000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Mark Klaene
Title: 
Site Manager
Institution/Company: 
APO
Street Line 1: 
2001 Apache Point Rd
City: 
Sunspot
State/Province: 
NEW MEXICO
Zip/Postal Code: 
88349
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
5754376822
Email: 
dtorres@apo.nmsu.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
APO
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Mark Klaene
Subject: 
Support Astronomer position
Email: 
mark@apo.nmsu.edu