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Research Technologist I (Temporary)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req10020

Department: Steward Observatory

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's
    degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Up to
    1 year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Astronomy or related field.

FLSA: Exempt

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


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


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

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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