New Robotic Telescope, Systems Engineer

Liverpool, United Kingdom
29 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
31 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 am experienced Systems Engineer to take responsibility for systems engineering aspects of the new robotic telescope and its associated instrumentation.

You will develop and maintain the work package breakdown, error and throughput budgets and interface definitions and act as overall design authority in engineering trade-offs. You will also act as the liaison between Scientific and Engineering domains translating requirements and implications as necessary, and between work package partners in engineering matters. The position is based in Liverpool, UK, although travel to international partners will be required at times.

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.