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Job Vacancy: Astronomical Instrument Developer — 1 year fixed term 09 April 2018

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.

More details:

  • 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.

Click here for full details and a link to the application form

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Iain Steele (Liverpool Telescope Director), or Dr Helen Jermak (New Robotic Telescope Project Scientist).