Research Specialist 1

Location
Chicago, IL
Posted
Feb 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Yerkes Observatory, WI

Department
2225180 Astron/Astrophy-Yerkes

About the Unit
This position principal contribution is to provide technical support for the HAWC+ research project. Under general supervision, performs, moderately complex research-related duties and task; Reduces and analyzes HAWC+ instrumental data; Writes and modifies computer code for the HAWC+ data pipeline; Assists with preparation of documentation and technical papers.

Job Information

Job Summary:

This position principal contribution is to provide technical support for the HAWC+ research project. Under general supervision, performs, moderately complex research-related duties and task; Reduces and analyzes HAWC+ instrumental data; Writes and modifies computer code for the HAWC+ data pipeline; Assists with preparation of documentation and technical papers.

Responsibilities:
  • Characterize HAWC+ instrumental performance using data obtained during commissioning and science flights.
  • Provide software team with calibration parameters derived from flight data.
  • Develop algorithms for improving data pipeline functionality and performance.
  • Write computer code to be included in data pipeline.
  • Prepare documentation and reports.


Competencies:
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills - working both independently and as a team member
  • Must have analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Able to pay attention to details
  • Abilities to use computers extensively for up to two hours, sit for up tot two hours and travel between the U of C and Northwestern University for team meetings


Additional Requirements

Education and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor degree in Physics or Astronomy
  • A minimum of one year of processing and analyzing astronomical data
  • Familiarity with processing and error analysis of both time-series and image data
  • General knowledge of research techniques or methods


Preferred:
  • Knowledge of HAWC+ instrument and NASA's SOFIA observatory
  • Knowledge of HAWC+ instrumental data pipeline
  • Knowledge of far-infrared detectors


Required Documents:

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume


Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Hourly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours
40

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
No

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Background Check Required?

Yes

Posting Date
2018-02-21-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2018-08-21-07:00

Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Full time
JR00594

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

To learn more about the university click here http://www.uchicago.edu/

PI101301795

Similar jobs

Similar jobs