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- SUBARU SUPPORT ASTRONOMER – ID# 18429 -

Spetember 5, 2018

SUBARU SUPPORT ASTRONOMER – ID# 18429.

Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (up to three (3) years in duration with possible extension for two (2) more years), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Subaru Telescope Project, located 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: $3,663/Mon.


DUTIES:
Participates in the observations with the Subaru Telescope by assisting visiting and resident astronomers to carry out observations. Participates in science operation of observatory instruments. May be assigned as primary scientist for one (1) instrument. A second and third instrument may be assigned as deemed appropriate. Pursues independent astronomical research.


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

EXPERIENCE:
One to three (1-3) years of experience in astronomical observations and data reduction, development of optical and/or infrared instruments, and research in astronomy.

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:
Knowledge necessary to conduct independent astronomical research. Ability to undertake independent program in astronomical research. Good written and oral communication skills in English. 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. Driving experience of at least one (1) year is necessary.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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:
Previous involvement in astronomical instrumentation including design, hardware and software development, and maintenance. Experience with image processing and data analysis. Communication skills in additional languages other than English.


INQUIRIES: Masayo Nakajima 934-5058 (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: October 16, 2018.

 

 

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