AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of January 19, 2007 
eds. Patricia Knezek, Joan Schmelz, Geoffrey Clayton, & Hannah Jang-Condell 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Max Planck Society recognized for its family-friendly commitment 
 
2. CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon, April 16 
 
3. Scientific Staff Position - CTIO 
 
4. Associate Project Manager - LSST Corporation 
 
5. Principal Engineer - WIYN Consortium 
 
********** The following positions were taken from WIPHYS ********** 
 
6. Postdoctoral Research Position, Dept of Physics & Astronomy at the  
   University of Missouri, St. Louis 
 
7. Two-year Position, Allegheny College 
 
8. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
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1. Max Planck Society recognized for its family-friendly commitment 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)  
 
[Eds. note: Thanks to John Leibacher of NSO for bringing this to our 
attention.] 
 
The Max Planck Society received certificates from a non-profit company 
called berufundfamilie, a subsidiary of the Hertie Foundation, for its 
goal of achieving a more comprehensive family-friendly orientation.   
Details can be found at: 
 
http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrationsDocumentation/multimedia/mpResearch/2006/heft04/4_06MPR_85.pdf 
 
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2. CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon, April 16 
From: WIPHYS of January 19, 2007 
 
The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) and the Division of  
Particles and Fields (DPF) will co-sponsor a buffet luncheon from  
12:00-1:30 pm on Monday, April 16, 2007 at the APS meeting at the Hyatt  
Regency Hotel, Jacksonville, FL.    
 
The luncheon is open to all: both men and women are welcome to attend.  This  
is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a full buffet lunch and network with  
colleagues!  Joanne Hewett of SLAC will be the informal speaker.  Cost: $20.   
Students are $5, thanks to the generosity of DPF.  Please pre-register at   
http://www.aps.org/meetings/april/social.cfm .   
 
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3. Scientific Staff Position - CTIO 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)  
 
Job #825  
 
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a division of the National Optical  
Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) invites applications for a scientific staff  
position to be filled on the scientist track (20% research). We are  
specifically looking for an experienced observational astronomer who will  
primarily be responsible for supporting instruments and operations at the  
4.1m SOAR telescope. The SOAR telescope partnership consists of NOAO, Brazil,  
the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University; the NOAO  
community is entitled to 30% of the telescope time. The successful candidate  
will also be encouraged to take part in other observatory activities, and to  
develop his/her research career. CTIO scientific staff work on a wide variety  
of research topics including aspects of observational cosmology, stellar  
populations and star formation and evolution. Ideally the successful  
applicant's research will make use of local telescopes, and collaboration  
with CTIO, SOAR and Gemini staffs is encouraged. 
 
CTIO operates the Blanco and SOAR 4-m telescopes, is a member of the SMARTS  
Consortium which operates four smaller telescopes, and provides much of the  
infrastructure to support other NOAO programs which are bi-hemisphere in  
scope. There is a strong technical group involved in optical and infrared  
instrumentation, and in the development of Adaptive Optics. CTIO staff  
participate in all the NOAO-wide programs which include GSMT, LSST, Gemini  
support, Data Products, and Major Instrumentation. 
 
The SOAR telescope is a new state-of-the-art facility that is in the later  
stages of commissioning. During the next two years several new instruments  
will arrive at SOAR - these include the Goodman spectrograph, the SIFS 
IFU-fed spectrograph, the large-format Spartan IR camera, and the high 
resolution IR  
spectrograph Phoenix. They will join the SOAR Optical Imager and the IR  
imaging spectrograph OSIRIS. The SOAR Adaptive Module (SAM) is a ground-layer  
AO system which is being built at CTIO; initial on-telescope tests with a  
natural guide star are expected by the end of 2007 with commissioning of the  
laser guide star mode to follow a year later. 
 
The position is based at the AURA campus in La Serena, Chile, which includes  
the offices of CTIO, SOAR and Gemini-South, with the offices of Las Campanas  
Observatory next door. The working language is English. Staff members have  
excellent benefits and living conditions, a cost-of-living allowance, an  
educational stipend for dependent children, support for Spanish lessons,  
international health care benefits, and annual travel to the point of hire.  
Bilingual education for children is available at the International School of  
La Serena which was co-founded by and still supported by AURA. The city of  
La Serena is a major seaside tourist destination in South America, with a  
climate very similar to San Diego, California. 
 
Applicants should submit electronically (preferred) to hrnoaonoao.edu,  
vitae, a statement of current professional interests, and the names of three  
references, or mail to the address below. When applying for this position  
please refer to the job title and job number above. 
  
Applications will be considered at all levels, those received prior to  
March 9 2007 are assured of full consideration, however, the position is open  
until filled. NOAO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, we  
foster a diverse research environment and women and candidates from  
under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Further  
details can be obtained from CTIO Director Alistair Walker. 
  
Send resume to: 
 
Human Resources Office 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
P.O. Box 26732 
Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732 
Email: hrnoaonoao.edu 
FAX: 520-318-8494 
 
NOAO and NSO are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity  
employers. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near  
the Tohono O'Odham reservation. 
 
NOAO and NSO foster a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from  
under represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. 
 
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4. Associate Project Manager - LSST Corporation 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)  
 
Job #822 
 
The LSST Corporation, which will build and operate the Large Synoptic Survey  
Telescope, seeks an engineer or scientist experienced in project management  
to join the LSST team as Associate Project Manager. In keeping with the LSST  
Corporation's commitment to succession planning, the successful candidate  
will be expected to prepare to assume the role of Project Manager in due  
course. 
  
The Associate Project Manager will help to develop and construct a 
World-class  
astronomical facility to be built in Northern Chile. The LSST project  
includes an 8.4-meter, 3.5 degree wide-field telescope, a 3.2 gigapixel 
camera  
and a data management system to process, archive, and distribute the 22  
Terabytes of data that will be produced every night. The project is currently  
in its design and development phase, with both public and private 
sponsorship.  
Plans call for a close collaboration between the NSF and Department of Energy  
laboratories in construction. Commissioning is scheduled for 2014. The LSST  
Corporation includes over 20 universities, government laboratories, and  
private corporations. 
  
The Associate LSST Project Manager, reporting directly to the Project 
Manager, will assist in managing all business and technical activity on 
the project. In  
particular, he or she will have day-to-day responsibility for directing  
technical tasks, monitoring contracts and awards, and will chair the change  
control board. The Associate Project Manager will support the Project Manager  
in representing and justifying all project activity to the LSST Board of  
Directors and funding agencies. 
  
The LSST Corporation is searching for a highly motivated, self-directed  
individual with experience in large construction projects, control systems,  
data management, and standard project management tools and methods. 
Experience  
with DOE and/or NSF projects and management processes is highly desirable. 
The  
successful candidate will be expected to relocate to Tucson. 
  
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume, a letter describing  
experience and interests, and the names of three references to:   
hrnoaonoao.edu (preferred) or postal mail to: 
  
LSST/NOAO Human Resources 
Attn: Associate Project Manager, LSST Corporation, Job #822 
PO Box 26732 
Tucson, AZ  85726-6732. 
FAX: 520-318-8494 
  
Please make reference to Job Title and Job Number the when submitting  
materials. 
  
All personnel services are administered by the National Optical Astronomy  
Observatory (NOAO) on behalf of the LSSTC, under a business service agreement. 
  
NOAO, NSO and LSST are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity  
employers. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near  
the Tohono O'Odham reservation. 
 
NOAO and NSO foster a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from  
under represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. 
 
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5. Principal Engineer - WIYN Consortium 
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)  
 
Job #827 
 
WIYN is a consortium of the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, Yale  
University and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) that 
operates  
a 3.5 meter telescope and a 0.9 meter telescope located on Kitt Peak near  
Tucson, Arizona. The goal of the WIYN Consortium is to provide a forefront  
research facility, including state-of-the-art telescope instrumentation, such  
as the One Degree Imager (ODI, a one billion pixel camera). 
  
The ideal candidate will be serving as a senior engineer for optical design  
and systems design. He will be responsible for reviewing drawings and vendor  
requirements prior to sending out requests for bids. Also lead in an 
effort to  
review technical specifications for the ODI project, in order to ensure that  
the science requirements can be met. A Bachelor's or Master's degree, and at  
least 15 years experience in engineering. 
  
Applicants should submit their resume electronically (preferred) to  
hrnoaonoao.edu.  When applying for this position please refer to the job  
title and job number above. 
  
Send resume to: 
 
Human Resources Office 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
P.O. Box 26732 
Tucson, Arizona 85726-6732 
Email: hrnoaonoao.edu 
FAX: 520-318-8494 
 
NOAO and NSO are affirmative action and equal employment opportunity  
employers. Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near  
the Tohono O'Odham reservation. 
 
NOAO and NSO foster a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from  
under represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. 
 
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6. Postdoctoral Research Position, Dept of Physics & Astronomy at the  
   University of Missouri, St. Louis 
From: WIPHYS of January 18, 2007 
 
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Missouri, St. Louis 
invites applications for a postdoctoral research position.  The successful  
candidate will work with Dr. Erika Gibb and her collaborators on 
observational  
studies of chemistry in star formation regions and protoplanetary disks.   
Experience in high-resolution infrared and/or radio/sub-mm spectroscopy 
and/or  
chemical modeling of young stellar systems is highly desirable. Experience  
using the IDL programming language is also desirable. 
 
Candidates must obtain a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics prior to the starting  
date.  The appointment is for two years.  Applicants should send a CV, a list  
of publications, a statement of research interests, and should arrange for  
three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Erika Gibb, Department of  
Physics & Astronomy, 503 Benton Hall, St. Louis, MO 63121.  Applications may  
be submitted electronically to gibbeumsl.edu.  Consideration of completed  
applications will begin March 1, 2007 and will continue until a suitable  
candidate is identified. 
 
The University of Missouri, St. Louis is an AA/EO Employer committed to  
excellence through diversity. 
 
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7. Two-year Position, Allegheny College 
From: WIPHYS of January 18, 2007 
 
The Physics Department at Allegheny College invites applications for a  
two-year sabbatical leave replacement, beginning Fall Semester, 2007.  A 
Ph.D.  
in Physics or related field is required.  Teaching responsibilities include 
up  
to six course equivalents per year.  There is also the opportunity for  
collaborative research with other members of the department.  Allegheny  
College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated  
faculty of teacher-scholars.  Please send via mail a letter of application, a  
c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation  
to David Statman, Chair, Physics Department, Allegheny College, 520 
North Main  
Street, Meadville, PA 16335.  Electronic applications will not be 
considered.   
We will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2007 and will continue the  
search until the position is filled.  Allegheny College is an Equal  
Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a  
diverse faculty and staff.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.      
 
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