Rsrch Intern (ST & PL)-Hawaii
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Regular, Part-Time (50% FTE), Limited-Term (Three (3) years, renewable up to four (4) years), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Subaru Telescope Project, located in Hilo, Hawaii. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Participates in astronomical research on star and planet formation under close supervision of a staff member of the Subaru Telescope.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Astronomy, Physics, or Engineering. EXPERIENCE: Two to four (2-4) years of research experience as a master course graduate student. Experience in astronomical observations and data reduction. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge in observational astronomy and physics. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to perform and complete a PhD research project under supervision. Skills to prepare practical scientific documents. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to work at 14,000 feet, and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Previous involvement in astronomical research on star and planet formation. Knowledge of physical processes in formation and evolution of stars and planets. Able to plan and conduct astronomical observations.

INQUIRIES: Debbie Guthier 934-5904 (Hawaii).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

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