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Planetary Radar Team

Research Intern

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Department of Planetary Radar Group at the Arecibo Observatory (AO) invites applications for the Research Intern position. The intern will participate in the research activities of the planetary radar group of the Arecibo Observatory. The details of the research projects will be tailored based on the level of background knowledge and skills of the successful applicant.  This is a paid (stipend) internship position for undergraduate students only

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Administration

Arecibo Big Data Program Manager

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: Lead the implementation of a new cloud based data management platform at the Arecibo Observatory (AO). The program manager will be tasked with leading the project and being the primary interface between the Observatory and the third party supplier. This includes developing and managing all aspects of the project, including supporting personnel, developing project plans, and managing technical risks associated with the implementation.

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Electronics Department

Motion Control Specialist

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: Responsible of the maintenance, upgrades and documentation of motion control systems and instrumentation of the radio-telescopes at the Arecibo Observatory. Provide support to other areas at the Electronics Department, particularly the communications sections.

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Facilities Department

Radio Frequency Interface (RFI) Specialist / Engineer

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: Monitor the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum and take the corrective actions to ensure that the AO protected radio bands have no interference and minimize the interference of adjacent bands. Respond to RFI complaints and find the cause of interference. Perform RFI tests and design RF shielding for equipment installed or to be installed at AO. Monitor the radiation levels of our transmitters. Provide support to other areas at the Electronics Department, particularly the analog systems section.

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Facilities Department

Telescope Maintenance Supervisor

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description: Yang Enterprises is seeking a Mechanical/Civil Engineer to join the Facilities/Telescope Maintenance and Engineering Department at the Arecibo Observatory, a multidisciplinary science facility in Puerto Rico that includes the world’s most sensitive radio-telescope and other facilities. This position will lead the Telescope maintenance crew consisting of several maintenance technicians.

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Space and Atmospheric Science Team

Senior Observatory Scientist

Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Job Description:The Arecibo Observatory (AO) is looking for a talented senior observatory scientist to lead the Space and Atmospheric Science (SAS) team at the observatory. We seek a candidate who will undertake the following tasks: • Serve as technical leader for the space and atmospheric science team. • Mentor and train staff in the SAS group. • Write proposals for new external funding. • Work in conjunction with the science manager, the principal scientist and the deputy principal scientist to develop a strategy to represent Arecibo observatory and Arecibo science interests in the decadal survey. • Work with the science manager, the principal scientist and the deputy principal scientist to establish regular communication with the community of users, the scientific community and the different boards of advisors.

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