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01.11.2007. :: 5 VACANCIES at Lund Observatory

  5 VACANCIES: Engineers and Physicists

The Telescope Group at Lund Observatory (www.astro.lu.se/~torben)
performs research within design of future telescopes, and designs
instruments for astronomy. The group focuses on telescope systems
design, adaptive optics for correction of imaging defects caused by
telescope and atmosphere, large computer-controlled deformable
mirrors, and integrated modeling combining finite element, control
engineering, and optical models, as well as studies of the scientific
potential of the technical solutions adopted. The group leads a
European collaboration within the field of integrated modeling and
models the future European giant telescope, E-ELT. The group also
develops a small telescope to measure Earthshine on the Moon for
determination of the reflectivity of the Earth for climate research.

We are expanding our activities and have the following job openings:

POST-DOC/RESEARCHER for Development of Large Deformable Mirrors for
Europe`s future giant telescope, ELT. The Post-doc will play a key
role in establishment of a laboratory prototype of a large, deformable
mirror.
Ref: PA 2007/3895

POST-DOC/RESEARCHER for Development of Simulation Models to take part
in development of building blocks for Europe`s future giant telescope
within the framework of an EU FP6 supported project and in
collaboration with European Southern Observatory.
Ref: PA 2007/3896

MECHANICAL ENGINEER
for detailed design of the opto-mechanical parts of the Earthshine
telescope, including structure, drives, filter mechanisms, focusing
unit, main bearings and foundation.
Ref: PA 2007/3838

ELECTRONIC ENGINEER
for design of the electronic hardware of the control system for the
Earthshine telescope.
Ref: PA 2007/3841

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
for development of software for real-time control of the Earthshine
telescope, including data logging, telemetry, and servomechanisms.
Ref: PA 2007/3842

The posts are time-limited to one year with a possible extension of
one additional year. More information on the above posts can be found
at http://www.astro.lu.se/5vacancies.pdf. Applications including
reference number, CV, copies of diplomas and other material should
reach Registrator, Lunds universitet, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden,
at the latest on December 4, 2007.
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