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; initial review of application materials will begin on: 09-12-2016

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

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

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

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