Share in the excitement of space exploration and join our team! The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has multiple openings for Research and Instrument Analysts (RIAs) in our Instruments Division. This is an excellent opportunity for you to launch a stable long-term career in astronomy. We have openings from entry level to highly experienced levels (RIA1, RIA2 & Sr. RIA), so we welcome you to apply whether you have a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in relevant fields. Your starting position and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience. With training and promotion, this job can lead you to a number of fulfilling career paths at STScI.
As an RIA, you will typically work on an instrument team to support the development and operations of one of our flagship missions: the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and the Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST). You will be responsible for reducing and analyzing calibration data for astronomical instruments (e.g. cameras, spectrographs, coronographs) to optimize the scientific output of our space telescopes. You will provide user support to our worldwide community of researchers on various aspects of observation planning and data analysis. You can also get involved in ground breaking astronomical research by supporting projects led by our science staff. Such support can involve conducting astronomical observations, calibrating and reducing science data, photometry, spectroscopy, image drizzling, software development, and laboratory work in astronomical instrumentation.
Who are we looking for? You are dedicated, hardworking, and eager to learn, and can work with minimum supervision. You seek additional training so you can grow professionally. You want to contribute to state of the art astronomy in a work environment that respects and relies upon the diversity of its staff. You demonstrate strong professionalism, versatility, organization, self-motivation, teamwork, and analytical problem-solving skills. You have a Bachelor's, Master’s or PhD degree in astronomy, physics, astrophysics, planetary science, mathematics, computer science, aerospace engineering, or related fields. You have some experience in one or more of the following areas, or you are eager to take advantage of the training we offer on: astronomical data calibration and reduction (e.g., imaging, spectra, catalogs), scientific instrumentation, optics, astronomical observatory operations, astronomical research, statistical analysis, scientific programming (especially in python), software engineering, and development of astronomical software packages. You are a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).
You are invited to apply The application process will go live on December 3, 2018. Applications received by February 6, 2019 will receive full consideration. You will need to submit the following materials: a cover letter, a resume or CV with details of relevant technical skills or experience, and the names of three people who have agreed to provide a letter of reference upon request.
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The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. We offer competitive salaries and an overall excellent compensation package, tuition reimbursement, and a stimulating and inclusive work environment. STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our goal to build a top-notch scientific community. We reflect that deep dedication by strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled persons to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at email@example.com.
Have a Bachelor's, Master’s or PhD degree in astronomy, physics, astrophysics, planetary science, mathematics, computer science, aerospace engineering, or related fields
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About Space Telescope Science Institute
Join the team that operates and manages the Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Experience the wonder of 21st century space exploration in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Maryland.
Space Telescope Science InstituteSTScI empowers the astronomy community to produce new scientific discoveries and brings the benefits of this research to the public. We make the best astronomical facilities productive for the largest number of scientists, and we promote new missions with the greatest potential for unlocking the secrets of the universe.
We have a first rank astronomy research staff, which itself is engaged in forefront astronomical research, a first rank technical staff to develop and maintain the innovative systems essential to the missions, a first rank outreach staff to engage the public in the forefront intellectual questions of our time, and a first rank administrative staff to support the Institute and the community.
STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a fir...st-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap.
Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.