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Science Instruments Group Leader
Ref No.: 17-02892
Location: Pasadena, California
Pay Rate : $ 175,000.00 /Year
Science Instruments Group Leader
Pasadena, CA
Direct Hire
Up to $175k a year

Successful candidate will be reporting to the Project Manager and Instrumentation (INS) Department Head and working closely with the Adaptive Optics (AO) Group Leader; the Science Instruments (INST) Group Leader will serve as a strong connection to the science community at large. The Group Leader will lead the science instrument activities for the design and implementation of company's product and support the Project Manager's execution of the company project. Candidate will supervise an instrument design group that consists of scientists and engineers responsible for design studies and implementation of company's science instruments. Design studies and implementation will be carried out by members of the companies Project and community-based instrument teams working under contract with company.

  • A doctoral degree in astronomy or related physical science discipline or related engineering. Current or recent active research in astronomy is strongly preferred. Experience in large projects is strongly preferred.
  • 10 years experience in the scientific and technical aspects of scientific instruments for complex scientific detector, telescope or aerospace systems with significant experience in mechanical, optical and controls technology.
  • Significant experience leading a team in these activities is required.
  • Experience in working with international teams.
  • Experience in managing contracts and/or work packages.
  • Regular international travel to visit instrumentation teams within the US, Canada, China, Europe, India and Japan will be necessary.
  • Proven capability in conducting research in astronomy or astrophysics with a track record of publications; demonstrated record of leadership in complex scientific or technical projects involving instrumentation technologies relevant for company.
  • A significant record in leading instrument projects and systems activities to completion and a record of publication in professional journals.
  • Significant demonstrated accomplishments in one or more of mechanical, optical, controls, electronics, modelling and systems studies.