Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) invites applications for a Network Scientist. LCO operates a globally distributed network of telescopes for scientific research and education. The capabilities of the LCO network are aimed at exploiting the time domain, and current areas of emphasis of our scientific program are supernovae, exoplanets, solar system objects, stellar astrophysics, and active galactic nuclei. LCO is a private, non-profit corporation, based in Santa Barbara, California.
The Network Scientist will be responsible for oversight and quality control of the scientific data and the scientific effectiveness of the network. Working with staff, as well as using automated processes, the Network Scientist will track and analyze the quality and quantity of data produced by the LCO network of telescopes, to ensure suitability of the data for scientific investigations. In addition, the Network Scientist may optionally devote up to 20% of their time to their own astronomical research. The successful candidate will be results-oriented, a strong communicator, have experience with observatory operations and management, and be familiar with the workings of telescopes, astronomical equipment and instrumentation. A demonstrated ability to understand complex issues that cross over multiple disciplines is essential.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, brief description of relevant experience and research interests, and names of three professional references (all in a single PDF document) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled.
LCO offers an exceptional compensation package; a competitive salary, great vacation time, and generous benefits.
LCO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. LCO is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization and the academic community.