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Research Analyst

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full time

The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a Multi-Campus Research Unit of the University of California, with headquarters at the UC Santa Cruz campus. UCO operates on behalf of astronomers on eight UC campuses and two national laboratories and consists of extensive technical facilities, a business office, telescopes and support facilities at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. UCO provides UC’s scientific and administrative interface to the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the Thirty-Meter Telescope international project, and supports the training of astronomy Ph.D.s throughout the UC system.

Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Business and Administration, the incumbent is responsible for the fiscal management of approximately 70-80 contracts and grants, seed, start-up, and Faculty Research Committee accounts in support of UC Observatories Principal Investigators. Works on proposals of moderate scope such as single investigator NSF proposals where analysis of financial information or reports requires review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc). Receives assignments on project basis and fully analyzes problems, gathers data and information, and recommends solutions.

The incumbent operates in an advisory capacity to the Principal Investigators by analyzing and interpreting agency regulations, providing budget analysis and problem resolution. Most of these researchers have multiple awards, spanning several years, requiring long range planning and resource management. Funds cover postdoctoral and GSR employment, summer salary for faculty, equipment purchases, travel and research support.

Job Number: 11252
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 10-07-2020

Junior Electronics Engineer

  • Position based at UC Santa Cruz
  • Full time

The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a Multi-Campus Research Unit of the University of California, with headquarters at the UC Santa Cruz campus. UCO operates on behalf of astronomers on eight UC campuses and two national laboratories and consists of extensive technical facilities, a business office, telescopes and support facilities at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. UCO provides UC's scientific and administrative interface to the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the Thirty-Meter Telescope international project, and supports the training of astronomy Ph.D. 's throughout the UC system.

The selected candidate will use professional electronics engineering concepts to perform moderately complex engineering assignments including design of circuit boards, interface hardware, and cable harness design, work to support testing of both subsystem level and integration level hardware during prototyping, and final verification steps, work in a specialized engineering field on a major training and / or research effort and work on assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

Job Number: 8453
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  • Position is open until filled; initial review of application materials will begin on: 07-14-2020
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