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Infrared Astronomer (1Dec95) (from CTIO, NOAO Newsletter No. 44, December 1995) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory is seeking to hire a scientist to help in the support of its IR instrumentation program. This is a tenure-track position, commencing on or about 1 September 1996, and will be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Astronomer. As a member of the CTIO scientific staff, the person in this position will be expected to engage in a vigorous program of astronomical research using the CTIO facilities. An equal responsibility of the position will be to collaborate with other scientific staff members in support of the CTIO infrared program; this will include instrument check-outs, visitor support, and participation in instrument development. Candidates must have prior experience with infrared instrumentation; the extent and variety of such experience is a primary factor in assessing qualifications and the level of appointment to be made. In addition, it is desirable that candidates have at least two or more years' experience after receipt of their doctorate. The instrument development activities of the Observatory are located at CTIO's headquarters in the coastal city of La Serena, Chile (pop. 120,000), while the telescopes are located on Cerro Tololo, 1 hr 15 min inland at 2,200m altitude. NOAO/CTIO will be sharing some of its IR instrumentation with the Gemini South telescope. The new staff member will work primarily in La Serena with frequent visits to the mountain. The working language is English. Staff members have excellent benefits and living conditions, including US-style rental housing on the headquarters compound in La Serena, an overseas allowance, and annual travel to the point of hire. By 15 December 1995, applicants should submit a vita, statement of current research and instrumentation interests and the names and addresses of three professional references to: Revell Rayne, Human Resources Manager National Optical Astronomy Observatories PO Box 26732 Tucson, AZ 85726 We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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