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 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 laser systems and all technical aspects of scientific observations, including electronic, electrical and mechanical problem solving.

Job Number: 1606305
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 04-18-2016

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: 1606288
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 04-13-2016

Senior Lab Mechanician

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full Time

Under the direction of the Technical Facilities Manager, the incumbent works with a team of specialists, engineers and technicians assisting UC Observatories astronomers and principle investigators performing mechanical work involving fabrication, assembly, modification, maintenance and repair of precision astronomical research equipment and instrument systems.

Job Number: 1606284
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-31-2016

Principal Business Analyst

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full Time

Under direction of the Assistant Director for Business and Administration, the Principal Business Analyst is responsible for performing contracts and grants administration, financial and process analysis, database development, and other duties in support of University of California Observatories (UCO) research and collaboration objectives.

Job Number: 1606293
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-31-2016

Information Systems Manager and Administrator

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full Time

The Network Information & Computing Services (NICS) group provides computer services for 150+ computer users on Sun Solaris, Red Hat Linux, Apple and Windows workstations. Core computing and network services and support are provided for 200 active network nodes in 5 buildings on the UCSC campus in addition to secondary computing support for the Lick Observatory.

Job Number: 1606274
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 04-21-2016

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: 606278
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-23-2016

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. Programs include the annual Music of the Spheres summer concert series comprising a musical performance, scientific talk and public viewing through the 36" and 40" telescopes, Summer Visitors Program and other events throughout the year.

Job Number: 1606241
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 03-15-2016

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

Communications Specialist

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

Under the direction of the UCO Assistant Director for Business and Administration, the Communications Specialist is responsible for designing, preparing, executing, and supporting communications in support of University of California Observatories (UCO) research, collaboration and fund-raising objectives. UCO has extensive and diverse communication needs.

Job Number: 1606197
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 2-21-2016

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

Principal Investigator for the TMT/WFOS Spectrograph

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

The University of California Observatories (UCO) invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator for the Wide-Field Optical Spectrograph on the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT). The TMT is an extremely large telescope with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. When completed in 2024, TMT will be one of the most powerful ground-based optical/infrared telescopes in the world, providing the capability to study fundamental astronomical problems from the first stars in the universe to the nature and formation of extra-solar planets. 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

Project Manager - Astronomical Instrumentation

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full-time

The Project Manager leads the Thirty Meter Telescope WFOS Construction Team, which is responsible for the design, construction, and delivery of the instrument. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been established to design, build and operate an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. See the job flyer here.

Job Number: 1506050
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 01-18-2016

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