Subaru Sprt Astronomer-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) RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 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 the observations with the Subaru Telescope by assisting visiting and resident astronomers to carry out observations. A second and third instrument may be assigned as deemed appropriate. Pursuit of independent astronomical research.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or related field. EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience in astronomical observations and data reduction, development of optical and/or infrared instruments, and research in astronomy. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge necessary to conduct independent astronomical research. Ability to undertake independent program in astronomical research. Good written and oral communication skills in English. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Driving experience of at least one (1) year is necessary. 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 instrumentation including design, hardware and software development, and maintenance. Experience with image processing and data analysis. Communication skills in additional languages other than English.

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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