Research Technologist I (Temporary)
Posting Number: req10020
Department: Steward Observatory
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThe successful applicant will familiarize themselves with data from the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope and the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), in preparation for conducting analysis of flight data when that becomes available (in late 2022). They will use data sources such as commissioning data and fake data generated by various simulators. They will also survey the relevant astronomical literature to develop proposals for research projects based on the JWST guaranteed time observations from the University of Arizona.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Analyze various forms of potential MIRI/NIRCam data.
- Conduct literature studies of possible science projects and discuss them with other members of the JWST team.
- Install data reduction software and learn how to use it.
- Attend meetings on the science projects and overall progress of the GTO program.
degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- Up to
1 year of relevant work experience required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Astronomy or related field.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.00
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: No Benefits
Rate of Pay: DOE
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Research & Lab
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Expected End Date: 8/14/2022
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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