The Department of Physics seeks an Associate or more senior Professional Specialist to serve as the Simons Observatory subsystem Project Engineer for Princeton University. The successful candidate must establish and maintain a deeply technical understanding of these systems and how the Princeton team's contributions add constructively to the effectiveness of the overall effort.Simons Observatory is a $70M project across multiple institutions, developing a suite of instruments to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background in Chile.Duties for the Project Engineer will include but are not limited to:*Lead/execute design and fabrication tasks relevant to subsystem development.*Provide guidance and expertise on cryogenic detectors and readout for students and postdocs at Princeton working on the Simons Observatory.*Communicate with stakeholders to define subsystem requirements and manage the progress of the project to achieve the required goals.*Determine and maintain schedules, identify risks and develop risk mitigation, identify tasks and assign to personnel.*Lead/drive reviews and track progress of integration and test plan.*Travel to research site in Chile up to twice per year. A Ph.D in Physics is required. Two years of project management or project engineering experience is preferred. Expertise in cryogenic detectors and readout for astronomy, astrophysics and/or physics is necessary. Application deadline is April 14, 2018. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/6221 and submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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