Rsrch Splst (ExA in NI)-Hawaii
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (three (3) years in duration, renewable up to five (5) years), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Subaru Telescope, 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: Performs outstanding extragalactic science (particularly the evolution of galaxies) using the Multi-Object InfraRed Camera and Spectrograph (MOIRCS) and other instruments of the Subaru Telescope. Participates in the development of software for analyzing data from the planned Integral Field Unit for the MOIRCS.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or closely related field. EXPERIENCE: At least three (3) years of experience in astronomy or astrophysics research. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of extragalactic astronomy. Knowledge of observational astronomy (near-infrared wavelength and spectroscopy). Ability to develop astronomical research projects. Skilled in astronomical data analysis, observational data processing, database handling, and software development. Good written and oral communication skills in English. 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.

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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