Astronomical Instrument Developer
Astronomical Instrument Developer - 12 months fixed term
Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Academic
Salary £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date 24/04/2018
Ref No 2247
The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) of Liverpool John Moores University owns and operates a 2.0-m robotic telescope (“The Liverpool Telescope”) on La Palma in the Canary Islands. Working with international partners we also intend to build a 4.0m class robotic telescope on the same site.
We seek an astronomical instrument developer to lead development of a new STFC funded polarimeter (MOPTOP) for LT and contribute to other LT and LT2 instrumentation projects within the ARI technology group. You will work with science and engineering staff to develop new ideas, prototype and test systems and lead instrument commissioning. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in astronomy / astrophysics / physics / engineering or a related field and experience of instrument or technology development, design and/or commissioning in a scientific field.
More details about the Liverpool Telescope are available at http://telescope.livjm.ac.uk/
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Steele (Liverpool Telescope Director) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Helen Jermak (New Robotic Telescope Project Scientist) email: email@example.com
LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented within ARI.
Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.