- Communication Skills
- Research Laboratory Experience
- Health Insurance
- Parental Leave
- Retirement Plan
- Paid Time Off
The NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NSF OIR Lab) at the International Gemini Observatory has an immediate opening for an ELECTRONICS ENGINEER to join the engineering team at our Northern Base Facility. We are committed to diversity and inclusion at Gemini Observatory. Our managing organization, AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp
We seek an individual who can thrive in a culturally diverse environment. The Electronics Engineer performs a number of essential duties in support of the electronics systems of the Gemini North telescope. The successful applicant will have demonstrated organizational and communication skills and possess excellent teamwork skills in order to work collaboratively with Gemini staff in our international community.
The position is located at the Gemini North (GN) Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii.
AURA provides a generous compensation package including health coverage, paid vacation leave, parental leave and retirement benefits.
All applicants must submit a cover letter with their resume that describes their interest in this position and their relevant experience along with three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), is a consortium of over 40 US institutions and four international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories. AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research. AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, the National Solar Observatory, and the construction of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation and operations of the Space Telescope Science Institute under contracts with NASA.
The tasks of the Electronics Engineer fall into three main areas:
Maintain and troubleshoot operational electronics systems for the telescope, instruments, and other support systems.
Participate in the evaluation and design of new electronics systems to replace systems that are becoming obsolete.
Install and commission new electronics systems for the telescope, instruments, and other support systems.
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering with over five years of experience, with a strong background in state of the art digital and analog electronics, and in Automatic Control systems. Familiarity with older digital and analog electronics, and with older Automatic Control systems would be an advantage. Good troubleshooting skills using various test equipment and tools are essential.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work required of this Electronics Engineer position is a mix of office duty and lab work at sea level, and hands-on work on telescope systems at the observatory on Maunakea at 13,800 ft (4200 m). Troubleshooting work on the telescope may require occasional work outside of normal weekday hours at nighttime, weekends and holidays.
Application Deadline is November 15, 2019. AURA provides a generous compensation package including health coverage, paid vacation leave, parental leave and retirement benefits. All applicants must submit a cover letter with their CV that describes their interest in this position and their relevant experience. Please include a list of 3 professional references with contact information. Position will remain open until filled.
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