Socorro, New Mexico, United States
5 months ago
Employer: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Position: Associate Scientist/Astronomy
Location: 1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801
Duties: Use advanced knowledge of and experience with Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), sched, VLBI Data Interchange Format (VDIF), and real-time computer network data transfer to provide scientific leadership as a technical expert for the Observatory. Support active and engaged research to push the telescopes’ capabilities, building on own research and the needs of the broader astronomical community. Assist with and participate in scientific community outreach activities, public outreach and education activities and in broader impact activities. Develop new observing capabilities and modes for an Observatory telescope or set of telescopes. Perform calibration and testing of existing Observatory instruments. Track and characterize instrument performance and work with software and hardware engineers, and maintenance groups to identify and solve problems. Aid in the design, development, and testing for future telescopes and/or telescope capability, including writing requirements, project oversight, testing, and/or commissioning of the instrument. Contribute to the design, development, testing, and documentation of software. Maintain an active independent research program which makes significant use of Observatory facilities. Advise students and postdocs through internal and external support. Contribute to the overall Observatory mission and work within a collaborative environment that promotes motivation, leadership and team building, in both scientific and functional areas. Support the Observatory users in relevant areas. Support telescope time allocation activities.
Requirements: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in astronomy, physics or related field plus three years of relevant experience reflecting demonstrable ability in the skill set described above. Skill set does not need to be maintained for the full term of required experience.