10-Meter South Pole Telescope Winter-Over/South Pole Telecope Project-1
University of Chicago
May 10, 2019
Location: South Pole
Unit specific Responsibilities
1) Assemble and set-up scientific equipment
2) Check scientific instrumentation
3) Maintain cryogenic refrigeration systems in good working order test and integrate electrical and mechanical assemblies, including the power, computer and electronic components
4) Climb, operate machines, operate power tools, and report on the status of telescope and observations to SPT collaboration through weekly teleconferences
6) Other field work for instrument deployment and maintenance
1) Ability to pass qualifying physical and mental exams before employment
2) Good problem-solving, organization, and communication skills
3) Ability to work independently and with a team
1) Involves a continuous stay at the South Pole, lasting approximately eleven months
2) Performs a portion of duties outdoors in a cold and harsh physical environment with minimal sunlight
3) Frequently uses machines and power tools to perform duties
1) Good physical condition, due to the demands of the role and environment
2) Ability to mount and climb a telescope
1) At least one year of remote-field work experience on telescopes, mechanical systems (including servo systems and cryogenic systems), radio, analog and digital electronics or an undergraduate degree in physics or engineering with a strong research component
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference Contact Information
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