Instrumentation Programming Intern

internship - part time,

Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ
Closed
Posted 93 Days ago
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, AZ
internship - part time,
Posted 93 Days ago
Closed

Description

What job title, keywords Where city, state, country Home View All Jobs ( 2,438,075 ) Job Information Lowell Observatory Instrumentation Programming Intern in Flagstaff , Arizona This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/3432387 1400 West Mars Hill Rd | Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-4499 | USA928.774.3358 | lowell.eduPOSITION ANNOUNCEMENTInstrumentation Programming InternThe Instrumentation Programming Intern will assist the project with operations, reduction, and analysis of data sets taken on astronomical instrumentation at the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI), which Lowell Observatory operates and utilizes in partnership with the US Naval Observatory and the Naval Research Laboratory. This position is supervised by Astronomer Dr. Gerard van Belle. The Astronomer will ensure the Instrumentation Programming Intern makes adequate progress, but in general the Intern will work independently. This position is subject to available grant funding.RESPONSIBILITIESSpecific tasks include development of software for instrument operations, and separately software for analysis of data, running programs to reduce and analyze data, and development of data processing pipelines. The Instrumentation Programming Intern can also participate in original research in astronomy or planetary science with the Astronomer, writing up papers for publication in refereed journals. Supervisors may assign the Instrumentation Programming Intern other related duties as deemed appropriate.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONSThe Instrumentation Programming Intern should have demonstrated proficiency in use and programming of computers. Excellent programming skills in a language or languages agreeable to the Instrumentation Programming Intern and supervisor are essential, including Python and C/C++. Fluency with Linux and Windows operating is required; specific platforms and software systems are to be agreed to by the Instrumentation Programming Intern and Supervisor.Computer and public speaking skills sufficient to assemble and deliver a research presentation to a professional audience are required.Periodic consultations and progress reports with supervisors are expected, but in general, this position will work independently once a project is assigned to them. They must be able to prioritize tasks, set schedules, and complete complex projects on time and within deadlines. Due to the fixed-term nature of research grants from which the Instrumentation Programming Intern will ordinarily be paid, work hours in the evening and on weekends should be expected. Occasional work hours from sunset to sunrise will be required as observing runs at telescopes require.The Instrumentation Programming Intern is expected to reflect the professional and collegial environment the Observatory strives to maintain.EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONMinimum requirement for this position is an undergraduate degree in computer science, physics and related areas, or enrollment and pursuit of such a degree. Preference given to computer science, physics or related field; some college-level coursework in astrophysics is also desired but not required. This person must be experienced with Python, have a basic understanding of programming in Python & C/C++, and the Linux shell.WORKING CONDITIONSOften working at a computer and sitting for extended periods. Moving throughout the campus, on sometimes uneven terrain.Status:Part Time Regular, HourlyCompensation:DOE, Approved range $13-$16/hour Term:Summer 2019 with possible extension. (Est. May 13th-August 23rd 2019)Benefit Eligible:Limited Part Time Benefits*Location:Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa site (14 miles ESE of Flagstaff)FLSA Classification:Non -ExemptTo Apply: Please send the following documents to humanresources@lowell.edu.Application (http://lowell.edu/about/employment)ResumeLetter of interest addressing your qualificationsPhone numbers and e-mail addresses of three referencesDeadline: First round of review of applications w ill begin April 22nd. Open until Filled *Part Time employees will receive sick time accrual according to AZ state law. After 6 months of employment, part time employees are eligible to participate in a 5% match if they contribute 5% or more to their retirement plan, as well as 2 paid personal days per year.Lowell Observatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status.Lowell Observatory provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. This nonsmoking campus is at an elevation of 7,000 ft/2100m. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources office for assistance.VERSION April 11, 2019/HR Current Search Criteria Lowell Observatory Instrumentation Programming Inte... 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Skills

python, linux, css, data analysis, computer science, physics, software, ada programming, microsoft windows, public speaking, shell scripting, event planning, assembly, instrumentation, laboratory skills

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