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- SUBARU PRIME FOCUS SPECTROGRAPH/INSTRUMENTATION RESEARCH SPECIALIST - ID# 18049 -

January 24, 2018

SUBARU PRIME FOCUS SPECTROGRAPH/INSTRUMENTATION RESEARCH SPECIALIST – ID# 18049.

Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (up to five (5) years in duration, with possibility of extension), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), located on Maunakea summit and 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.


MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY: $3,883/Mon.


DUTIES:
Cooperatively performs commissioning of the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), a new facility instrument of the Subaru Telescope. Conducts acceptance process of PFS and develops its operation and maintenance plan. Pursues a program of astronomical research.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:
PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or closely related field.


EXPERIENCE:
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.


ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:
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 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.


PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to climb stairs and carry loads of up to forty (40) pounds for short distances. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination.


POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:
As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai'i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with Linux software development, image processing and data analysis, mechanical and electrical design, systems design, and/or cryogenics.


INQUIRIES: Dr. Ikuru Iwata 934-5969 (Hawai'i).


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Please go to www.rcuh.com. and click on "Job Postings." You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai'i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.


CLOSING DATE: Deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.

 

 

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