Share the excitement of new space discoveries and join our team! The Space Telescope Science Institute has openings for Research and Instrument Analysts (RIA) in our Instruments Division.
Research and Instrument Analysts (RIAs) will assist Instrument Scientists in the reduction and analysis of Hubble Space Telescope calibration data. Analysts will also assist in the development and testing of the scientific instruments and optical systems for the James Webb Space Telescope. They will provide User Support to HST General Observers and Archival Researchers in various aspects of observation planning and data reduction. Additionally, analysts may become involved in cutting-edge astronomical research by providing support for scientific programs of staff scientists. Such support can involve calibrating data, photometry, spectroscopy, image drizzling, coding, and laboratory work in astronomical instrumentation.
Successful applicants typically have a Bachelor's, Master’s or PhD degree in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, Planetary Science, or related fields. The starting position (RIA I, II, Senior) and salary are commensurate with education and experience. Experience with astronomical research, instrumentation or optics, scientific computing, data analysis, and IRAF or other astronomical software packages, is also desired. Additional mathematical, statistical, and programming skills (e.g. IDL, python) are a plus. The ideal candidate will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, work with minimum supervision, be self-motivated, and interact well with colleagues and outside groups.
The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus, offers excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries and a stimulating work environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application by going to: http://www.stsci.edu/institute/employment. The following materials should be attached through the "Upload Resume Section" as ONE pdf document: a cover letter, a resume, and the names of three people who have agreed to provide a letter of reference upon request. Please include your last name and the job number in the filename. Applications received by February 28, 2014 will receive full consideration.
STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-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.
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