PROGRAM MANAGER, EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE, SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is the project that produced the first-ever image of a black hole, announced worldwide in 2019. The EHT images emission from supermassive black holes at unprecedented resolution, directly testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Our team includes engineers, theoreticians, software developers, astronomers, and imaging algorithm experts. Our goal is to refine our breakthrough techniques, and advance to making real-time movies of black holes by the end of this decade. This position will provide professional program management for our broad portfolio of activities applying and developing game-changing advances in very-long-baseline-interferometry (VLBI) astrophysical instrumentation. The Program Manager will provide leadership in deployment and tracking of resources, communication and coordination with sponsors and partners, organizational development, and operational effectiveness.
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This position is open to all candidates eligible to work within the United States. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.
About Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
The Center for Astrophysics combines the resources and research facilities of the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under a single director to pursue studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1890. The Harvard College Observatory (HCO), founded in 1839, is a research institution of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, and provides facilities and substantial other support for teaching activities of the Department of Astronomy. The long relationship between the two organizations, which began when the SAO moved its headquarters to Cambridge in 1955, was formalized by the establishment of a joint center in 1973. The CfA's history of accomplishments in astronomy and astrophysics is reflected in a wide range of awards and prizes received by individual CfA scientists.
Today, some 360 Smithsonian and Harvard scientists cooperate in broad programs of astrophysical research supported by Federal appropriations and University funds as well as contracts and grants from governmen...t agencies. These scientific investigations, touching on almost all major topics in astronomy, are organized into the following divisions, scientific departments and service groups.
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