SCExAO Postdoctoral Research Fellow – ID# 19573

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Publish Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 



National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (up to two (2) years in duration, renewable up to one (1) year), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Subaru Telescope, located in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.




DUTIES: Participates in the technical development of the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics (SCExAO) system and related technologies. Drives to Maunakea summit to provide support in technology development and validation for high contrast imaging, including advanced wavefront control algorithms, starlight suppression, and data analysis. Pursues independent astronomical research, publishes papers, and presents results at conferences.


REQUIRES: PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or closely related field. (PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire). One to three (1-3) years of experience in high angular resolution astronomical instrumentation and research in astronomy. Knowledge in astronomy, astronomical instrumentation, and computer programming. Ability to undertake independent program of astronomical research. Good written and oral communications skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination.


For a full list of requirements and to apply, please visit the RCUH website.


INQUIRIES: Dr. Olivier Guyon 934-5901 (Hawai‘i).


CLOSING DATE: December 7, 2019 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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