Scientific Research Associate

California, United States
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Part Time

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Job Summary

The Scientific Research Associate will take the lead on acquisition and analysis of data from telescopic searches of distant solar system objects.

Job Duties

  • Perform observations at the Subaru telescope to collect data to be searched for distant objects.
  • Develop a robust pipeline to carry out the search.
  • Develop an understanding of the orbital and size distributions of these objects.
  • Participate in scientific papers on the analysis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in the field of planetary astronomy or a closely related field.
  • 4 or more years of post-PhD experience in the field of planetary astronomy or a closely related field.
  • Understanding of complex astronomical data sets.
  • Understanding of the techniques required for the analysis.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Significant observational experience.

Required Documents

  • Resume