Mechanical Engineer

Liverpool, United Kingdom
20 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 now intend to build a 4.0m class robotic telescope on the same site. We seek a mechanical engineer to participate in the conceptual and detailed design of the telescope, enclosure and instrumentation. This will include evaluation of predicted system performance including flexure and thermal properties under static and dynamic loads. You will work collaboratively with engineers in the same and other disciplines both within LJMU and at external partners and supplier organisations to ensure both individual system and system-wide performance and quality. The position is fixed term for 2 years in the first instance and is based in Liverpool, UK.

More details about the Liverpool Telescope are available at

More details about ARI are available at

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Steele, Liverpool Telescope Director, email: or Mr Adrian McGrath, New Robotic Telescope Project Manager, email:

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.