Prime Focus Spectrograph Instrumentation/Research Specialist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Subaru Telescope, NAOJ
Department Name: 
Prime Focus Spectrograph
Street Line 1: 
650 North A'ohoku Place
City: 
Hilo
State/Province: 
Hawaii
Zip/Postal: 
96720
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Prime Focus Spectrograph Instrumentation/Research Specialist
Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is looking for a post-doctoral researcher who will cooperatively perform commissioning of the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), a new facility instrument of the Subaru Telescope. The position will play a key role in acceptance process of PFS and development of its operation and maintenance plan. The successful candidate is also expected to perform his/her own program of astronomical research. For details of PFS, refer to http://pfs.ipmu.jp/instrumentation.html


Term of Employment:
Full-time, limited term (up to five (5) years in duration, with possibility of extension)

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills
- PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or closely related field.
- At least three (3) years of experience in astronomical observations and data reduction, development and operation of optical or infrared spectrographs, and a program of research in astronomy.
- Knowledge of observational astronomy, visible and infrared astronomical instrumentation including optical design and alignment.
- Ability to plan and manage projects.
- Ability to undertake a program of astronomical research.
- Ability to work extensively in the daytime and nighttime at the Maunakea summit (at an altitude of 14,000 feet).
- Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission.

For more details of the requirements, please refer
https://www.naoj.org/Announce/2018/01/24a/index.html

Related URLs:
Subaru Telescope, NAOJ: https://www.SubaruTelescope.org
Prime Focus Spectrograph: http://pfs.ipmu.jp
RCUH: http://www.rcuh.com

Application deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Apply for the position:
Please apply through Research Corporation of University of Hawaii (RCUH) web site, http://www.rcuh.com, with Job ID# 18049.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Research Corporation of University of Hawaii (RCUH)
Title: 
PFS Instrumentation/Research Specialist (Job ID# 18049)
Institution/Company: 
Research Corporation of University of Hawaii (RCUH)
Department Name: 
Job Postings
City: 
Honolulu
State/Province: 
Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code: 
96822
Country: 
United States of America
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Research Corporation of University of Hawaii (RCUH)/Job ID# 18049
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Ikuru Iwata
Subject: 
PFS Instrumentation/Research Specialist
Email: 
iwata@naoj.org