NSF’s NOIRLab has immediate openings for two or more Project Managers within the Development Division of the international Gemini Observatory.
Gemini Project Managers primarily support instrumentation development efforts and have opportunities to work a portion of their time on operations-related projects.
The project manager career path at Gemini includes five unique levels and we are particularly interested in hiring at least one candidate at a higher, more experienced level, and one at a lower, less experienced level.
At the senior levels, we have multiple needs, one of which would particularly benefit from candidates with adaptive optics experience.
At the entry levels, we are particularly interested in candidates with a background in observatory science and / or technology and an interest and some experience in project management.
In general, we prefer candidates with experience in astronomy, observatories, and / or related technologies, but will consider applicants at all levels with or without this experience.
We do not expect candidates to have experience in all our listed essential function areas, nor meet all our preferred requirements and will work with the successful candidate to develop any needed additional skills.
Current projects in Gemini include a new facility adaptive optics system for Gemini North (GNAO), three facility instrument projects (GHOST, SCORPIO, and IGRINS-2), two additional strategic facility instrument collaborations (GIRMOS and MAROON-X), and a number of instrument upgrade projects.
Active projects span the entire development lifecycle, with larger projects typically taking 7-10 years to complete. Our largest projects involve internal work packages and multiple external contracts with total budgets up to $20-30 million USD.
The successful candidates will likely work on one or more of these projects.
We seek individuals who thrive in a culturally diverse environment. NOIRLab is committed to diversity and inclusion. This position can be based at any of our primary locations : Hilo Hawai'i, Tucson Arizona, or La Serena Chile.
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab) is the preeminent US national center for ground-based, nighttime optical and infrared astronomy.
NOIRLab is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center that operates as a matrix organization, providing services across a range of programs : the international Gemini Observatory, the Vera C.
with facilities in three geographic locations : Arizona, Chile and Hawai’i. The mission of NOIRLab is to enable breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics by developing and operating state-of-the-art ground-based observatories and providing data products and services for a diverse and inclusive community.
Essential Functions :
cost, schedule, scope, quality, and risk management; product delivery; and closeout.
Other Functions :
This responsibility includes reporting any known missing, stolen, or non-working property in their work area to their supervisor or the AURA Property Officer.
Required Education / Experience / Skills / Abilities :
Preferred Education / Experience / Skills / Abilities :
Physical Demands :
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
b) sufficient mobility and dexterity to utilize computer systems, fax machines, copiers, and other office machines.
and 4) ability to impart information orally so that others understand and can respond appropriately.
AURA is responsible for ensuring that access to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controlled information is limited to those individuals meeting citizenship, residency, or licensing qualifications, and that appropriate due diligence is used to limit risk of access by others.
Due to the nature of how work is performed for this position it is only open to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
AURA offers an excellent benefits package including paid time off and retirement plan contributions, competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a very attractive work environment.
At NOIRLab we are committed to diversity and inclusion; our managing organization, AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce.
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We will begin interviewing qualified candidates as we receive applications and guarantee consideration for all applications submitted by 27 April 2021.
Positions will remain open until filled.
NOIRLab has the majority of staff working remotely during COVID-19 crisis. The safety of our staff and community is our top priority.
We will continue to interview and screen candidates in this new virtual landscape. Offers of employment can be extended and new hires can on-board virtually and arrangements may be made for remote work.
Relocation benefits will be available to those eligible when travel can be supported
The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is a consortium of over 40 US institutions and three international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories.
AURA’s role is to establish, nurture, and promote public observatories and facilities that advance innovative astronomical research.
AURA is responsible for managing the operations of the NSF’s NOIRLab, the National Solar Observatory, and the construction of the Vera C.
Rubin Observatory and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation and operations of the Space Telescope Science Institute under contracts with NASA.
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