New Robotic Telescope (LT2) design © 2018 Ian Baker. Background: Veil Nebula from LT data © 2017 Wim Van Berlo.
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) are seeking an astronomical instrument developer to lead development of "MOPTOP", a new STFC-funded polarimeter for the Liverpool Telescope (LT). You will also contribute to other instrument projects for the LT and the proposed 4.0m-class New Robotic Telescope (LT2).
You will work with science and engineering staff to develop new ideas, prototype and test systems and lead instrument commissioning. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in astronomy / astrophysics / physics / engineering or a related field and experience of instrument or technology development, design and/or commissioning in a scientific field.
- The academic post is 12 months fixed term, full time.
- The salary is £32,548-£38,833 per annum.
- The deadline for applications is 24th April 2018.