Astrophysicist (Research Assistant)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Street Line 1: 
60 Garden St
Street Line 2: 
Observatory Building E
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

This is the position of Astrophysicist (Research Assistant) in the High Energy Astrophysics
Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The purpose of the position is twofold:
1) to support scientific research in the area of solar physics, specifically through analyzing
observational data from solar instruments, and 2) assisting in obtaining data and creating
observing programs for solar investigations.
The employee in this position provides technical scientific support of solar physics research and
space observatory operations and calibrations for the Hinode/XRT and IRIS missions. Duties
may include activities such as analyzing data in support of solar physics research projects,
working with scientific staff to create and implement instrument calibration plans, developing
observing programs for currently operating instruments, and assisting scientific staff in solar
observatory operations.
We will only accept applications on line for this position.  For additional information and online
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Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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