10-Meter South Pole Telescope Winter-Over/South Pole Telecop
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Chicago, IL 60664
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- About the Unit
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) Winter-Over will be a member of a two-person crew located at the NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station in Antarctica. The crew will be responsible for the hands-on maintenance and operation of the SPT. The crew will participate in the preliminary analysis of the astronomical data and is an integral part of the SPT collaboration. A continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months, is required. The position begins in December 2019 and ends in November 2020.
- Job Family
Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.
- Career Track and Job Level
Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
T2: Expands skills in own work area within an analytical/scientific method or operational process. Maintains appropriate licenses, training and/or certifications, as needed. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within our area of expertise. Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods. Works with a moderate degree of supervision.
- Role Impact
The job provides technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
1) Provides technical and administrative support for a research project., 2) Collects and enters data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 3) Assists with the installation, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator., 4) May assist recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Is developing skills in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
Unit specific Responsibilities
1) Assemble and set-up scientific equipment
2) Check scientific instrumentation
3) Maintain cryogenic refrigeration systems in good working order test and integrate electrical and mechanical assemblies, including the power, computer and electronic components
4) Climb, operate machines, operate power tools, and report on the status of telescope and observations to SPT collaboration through weekly teleconferences
6) Other field work for instrument deployment and maintenance
1) Ability to pass qualifying physical and mental exams before employment
2) Good problem-solving, organization, and communication skills
3) Ability to work independently and with a team
1) Involves a continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months
2) Performs a portion of duties outdoors in a cold and harsh physical environment with minimal sunlight
3) Frequently uses machines and power tools to perform duties
1) Good physical condition, due to the demands of the role and environment
2) Ability to mount and climb a telescope
- Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) At least one year of remote-field work experience on telescopes, mechanical systems (including servo systems and cryogenic systems), radio, analog and digital electronics or an undergraduate degree in physics or engineering with a strong research component
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
- FLSA Status
- Pay Frequency
- Pay Grade
Depends on Qualifications
- Scheduled Weekly Hours
- Benefits Eligible
- Drug Test Required
- Health Screen Required
- Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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- Posted 30+ Days Ago
- Full time