Public Programs Assistant

  • Position based at Lick Observatory
  • Limited/Temporary

Under supervision of the Lick Observatory Support Astronomer/Specialist, the incumbent(s) will work individually or as part of a group in preparation for the public programs at Lick Observatory, located 23 miles southeast of San Jose at 4,200 feet elevation.

Job Number: 1707006
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-01-2017

Building Maintenance Worker

  • Position based at Lick Observatory / Full time

Under supervision of the Facilities Supervisor, incumbent performs various unskilled and semi-skilled building maintenance tasks within the visitor services and maintenance buildings, telescope domes and residential units at Lick Observatory. Additional areas of work include grounds, remotely located pump houses, facilities and hazardous materials maintenance.

Job Number:  1707004
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-08-2017

Gift Shop Guide

  • Position based at Lick Observatory
  • Limited/Temporary

Under supervision of the Visitor Services Supervisor, the incumbent performs guide tours and gift shop attendant duties at the Mount Hamilton Observing Station Visitors Center, located about 20 miles southeast of San Jose at 4,200 feet elevation. The Visitors Center is open to the public year-round and receives approximately 30,000 visitors per year.

Job Number: 1706969
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 02-14-2017

Contracts and Grants Analyst

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Limited/temporary appointment, full-time

Under direction of the Assistant Director of Business and Administration, the incumbent is responsible for the fiscal management of approximately 70-80 contracts and grants, seed, start-up, and Faculty Research Committee accounts in support of UC Observatories Principal Investigators. The incumbent operates in an advisory capacity to the PIs by analyzing and interpreting agency regulations, providing budget analysis and problem resolution.

Job Number: 1606911
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 01-04-2017

Principal Business Analyst

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director for Business and Administration, the Principal Business Analyst provides high level financial analytical support to UCO in the areas of grants and contracts management for instrumentation and fabrication projects, ensuring campus and federal policies and guidelines are observed and in place. Develops and presents complex labor recharge rates proposal, developing and costing of instrumentation projects. Applies activity based costing and activity based instrumentation project budgets. Responsible for performing contracts and grants administration, financial accounting and process analysis, audit support, compliance and policies interpretation. Participates in database development, and other duties in support of UCO's research and collaborative objectives.

Job Number: 1606910
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 01-15-2017

Principal Electronics Technician

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

Under the direction of the Technical Facilities Manager, the incumbent will perform basic conceptual and detailed electronic designs for instruments in support of astronomical research at UCO. The incumbent will assemble electronic circuits and assemblies, cables and printed circuits. The incumbent will trouble shoot and repair electronics and electrical equipment including installation and testing. The incumbent will advise Principal Investigators, Research Specialists, engineers, technicians and mechanicians on matters involving electrical and electronic instruments and equipment.

Job Number: 1606912
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 01-15-2017

Principal Telescope Technician

  • Position based at Lick Observatory
  • Full-time

Under direction of the Superintendent of Mechanical Shops, the incumbent performs duties in support of astronomical research at the Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton. The incumbent independently plans and executes a safe and efficient night program at the Shane Telescope to assist astronomers and/or researchers in accomplishing their goals. The incumbent independently operates the 120-inch Shane Telescope and all technical aspects of scientific observations, including electronic, electrical and mechanical problem solving.

Job Number: 1606881
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 01-04-2017

Laser/Telescope Technician

  • Position based at Lick Observatory
  • Full Time

Under general direction of the Lick Observatory Superintendent, the incumbent performs duties in support of astronomical research at Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton. The incumbent independently plans and executes a safe and efficient night program at the Shane Telescope to assist astronomers and/or researchers in accomplishing their goals. The incumbent independently operates the laser systems and all technical aspects of scientific observations, including electronic, electrical and mechanical problem solving.

Job Number: 1606835
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  • Position is open until filled; next review date: 12-12-2016

Postdoctoral Scholar - Adaptive Optics

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full Time

The University of California Observatories seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of adaptive optics instrumentation. The candidate will work with a team of astronomers, AO scientists, engineers, and student researchers developing the next generation of AO systems for astronomy, including components such as real-time control, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and guide-star lasers, and overall system design, analysis, and science operation planning.

Job Number: JPF00339-16T
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  • Position is open until filled; next review date: 11/26/2016

Support Astronomer

  • Position based at Lick Observatory
  • Full Time

Under the direction of the Associate Director for Lick Observatory, the incumbent's responsibilities include: Technical instrumentation instruction assistance and scientific guidance to observers on Lick instrumentation, both in person and remotely; night-time systems operation (e.g. Adaptive Optics) circa 50-80 nights per year; monitor, optimize, trouble-shoot, document and maintain, plus on-call recovery/repair of, instrumentation; install, and commission new equipment; support and execute observing programs upon request/delegation (...). View the job flyer here.

Job Number: JPF00370-17T
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  • Position is open until filled; next review date on: 01-30-2017

Principal Telescope Technician

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

Under direction of the Superintendent of Mechanical Shops, the incumbent performs duties in support of astronomical research at the Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton. The incumbent independently plans and executes a safe and efficient night program at the Shane Telescope to assist astronomers and/or researchers in accomplishing their goals.

Job Number: 1606225
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-10-2016

Deputy Director

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

The University of California Observatories (UCO) is seeking a Deputy Director to serve on its senior management team. UCO's mission is to provide UC astronomers with continuing access to forefront optical and infrared observatories, to design and build advanced instrumentation for the Lick, Keck, and TMT Telescopes, and to provide an organization that can coordinate astronomy groups throughout the UC system in support of their ground-based observatories. UCO is a multi-campus astronomical research unit, with headquarters on the UC Santa Cruz campus. See the job flyer here.
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-1-2016

Physical Plant Mechanic

  • Position based at Lick Observatory
  • Part-time

Under the supervision of the Physical Plant Manager, the incumbent will inspect, maintain, repair and install heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

Job Number: 1505535
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-25-2015