Astronomy and Space Science, Computer Science: Hardware, Computer Science: Programming
The Small Bodies Node (SBN) of NASA’s Planetary Data System, based in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a programmer/scientist in support of PDS3 to PDS4 standard migration.
M.S. degree in computer science or astronomy or a related field
Proficiency in C or Python coding, and familiarity with UNIX, HTML & API interfaces;
A PhD scientist with mission experience, especially in archiving data, is preferred. The Department of Astronomy includes a large number of planetary scientists working primarily on small bodies (comets and asteroids) and on dynamics, and with participants in a variety of missions including Rosetta, DART, and Lucy as well as many research projects (see http://www.astro.umd.edu/rareas/). The position is in support of the SBN archiving and oversight efforts, and may involve occasionally reporting to NASA. Some travel may be involved.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a complete resume, and a list of references to SBNjob19@astro.umd.edu. Applications received by May 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience.
About University of Maryland, Department of Astronomy
The Department of Astronomy aims to achieve excellence in research, education, and outreach in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics. We maintain internationally recognized research programs that address fundamental questions on all scales from our solar system to the entire universe. Our observations cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to gamma rays, and we make use of telescopes all over the world as well as space telescopes and space missions. Our theoretical work makes use of state-of-the-art computational resources. The Department of Astronomy has an established culture of collegiality, respect, and collaboration. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland provides excellent benefits packages including multiple health insurance plan options, generous leave (vacation, sick, and personal), and tuition remission among many others. More information can be found at https://uhr.umd.edu/. The Washington DC – Baltimore area is noted as a partner-friendly area due to its many employment opportunities ...in astronomy and other fields.The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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