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Astronomy Laboratory Coordinator and Observatory Manager

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Education Required: 
A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Astronomy, Astrophysics or closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required qualifications:
  • Practical knowledge of modern astronomical instruments (including a range of small telescopes and CCD cameras) and supporting software applications.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience (> 1 year ) in an undergraduate astronomical laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the night sky (planets, constellations, deep sky objects, special events).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented service and support work environment.
  • Must have flexibility in working hours some evening and weekend work is required.  

Desired Qualifications:
  • A Master’s and/or PhD degree in Astronomy or Astrophysics is desirable.
  • Working experience with astronomical imaging and data calibration.
  • Working experience in computer networking, especially Windows O/S and Linux file servers. 
  • Working experience with robotic telescope systems.
  • Experience with astronomical laboratory activity design, development and assessment.
  • Working experience with many types of telescopes and practical knowledge of functions such as telescope collimation and calibration.
  • Working experience with astronomical software applications such as Maxim, and TheSkyX.
  • Working experience with astronomical outreach events.

For a detailed job description, please email Christine Stevens (christine-stevens@uiowa.edu).


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