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New Robotic Telescope - Instrument Scientist - 3 years fixed term

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
32,548 - 38,833 per annum
Vacancy Type
Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date
Ref No

Liverpool John Moores University owns and operates a 2.0-m robotic telescope (“The Liverpool Telescope”) on La Palma in the Canary Islands.  Working with international partners we now intend to build a 4.0m class robotic telescope on the same site.  

We seek an instrument scientist to take responsibility for developing the instrument and data handling concepts for the new facility.  You will work with potential telescope users and engineering staff to understand requirements and develop and prototype new ideas and test systems for the telescope first light instrumentation.  You will also be expected to contribute to the research work of the Institute at an internationally competitive level.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Steele (Liverpool Telescope Director) email:


Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.