HARMONI Configuration Manager

Job Summary

Science Management
University of Oxford
Department of Physics
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

HARMONI Configuration Manager

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for an experienced Configuration Manager for the HARMONI instrument project, an international collaboration to design and build the first light spectrograph for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration 36 months, with the possibility of extension for 3 years.

HARMONI is an integral field spectrograph (hyper-spectral imager), assisted by adaptive optics, for the world’s largest telescope – the 39 m ELT. It will revolutionise astronomical observations at near-infrared wavelengths, thanks to its unique combination of exquisite spatial resolution and superb sensitivity.

The successful candidate will lead the Configuration Management processes for the entire consortium, comprising of eight partner institutes in the U.K., France, Spain, and the U.S.A. Oxford hosts the project’s data repository, and is responsible for coordinating Configuration Management.                                                                    .

Applicants should possess substantial previous experience with, and be skilled in Configuration Management for a large engineering / scientific research project.  They should have experience of managing Change Control processes.

An appropriate qualification in Configuration Management will be an advantage, as will experience with Microsoft Sharepoint management and configuration.

The applicant should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. They should work well in a large international team environment.

The role is project focussed, and there is no requirement to participate in teaching or other academic duties.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Fraser Clarke. [email protected]

Only applications received before midday 4 March 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 01
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 04
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Dr Fraser Clarke