New Robotic Telescope – Lead Engineer

Liverpool John Moores University

5 years Fixed Term

Liverpool John Moores University owns and operates a 2.0-m robotic telescope (“The Liverpool Telescope”) on La Palma in the Canary Islands.  Working with international partners we now intend to build a 4.0m class robotic telescope on the same site.  

We seek an experienced engineer to take responsibility for leading all engineering activity related to the development of the telescope and its enclosure. You will identify and manage the delivery of effort within LJMU engineering team, external partners and companies as well as carrying out System Engineering responsibilities and contributing their own discipline specific expertise to the design. You will also take ownership of the Health and Safety aspects of the project.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Iain Steele (Liverpool Telescope Director) email:

Closing date: 3 November 2017

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

For further information about this vacancy and to apply online please click Apply below. 

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