Staff Astronomical Data Scientist I- #0048665

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, June 12, 2020
Archive Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
Department Name: 
Engineering
Street Line 1: 
711 W 40th St.
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
21211
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Description:

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and will be for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021, and the Nancy Roman Grace Space Telescope, planned to launch in 2025. We are looking for a Data Scientist to help develop our next generation of tools for calibration and analysis of the observations from our flagship missions.   

You will collaborate with teams that are passionate about the work they do in support of astronomers around the world. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment.

**STScI has all staff working remotely during COVID-19 crisis. The safety of our staff and community is our top priority. We will continue to interview and screen candidates in this new virtual landscape. Offers of employment can be extended and new hires could on-board virtually and will be shipped systems to be able to work remotely until it is safe to report to our Baltimore offices. Relocation benefits will be available to those eligible when travel can be supported.**

Primary Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for improving our calibration pipelines and data processing through applying innovative data science techniques. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Helping design solutions for the large data volumes of future missions
  • Developing new projects to improve the performance or efficiency of our existing pipelines
  • Working with teams to use the latest data science tools to implement solutions
  • Qualifications and Job Requirements:
  • You are able to identify problems and implement solutions and offer guidance to development teams and end-users.
  • Experience in data science concepts such as machine learning, neural networks, feature reduction, and statistics
  • Experience in data science tools such as tensor flow, keras, pytorch, or scikit-learn
  • Familiarity in image processing or astronomical observations
  • Familiarity with python or similar programming languages
  • Familiarity with SQL or similar database languages
  • Familiarity with cloud based machine learning solutions
  • Familiarity using Git in a team setting
  • Strong teamwork, analytical, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • This position requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements.

Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Astronomy, or related field. The position level and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply: You are requested to complete an on-line application through the STScI website. Please upload a cover letter and resume on one PDF document. All applications that meet the above criteria and are to be submitted by July 9th 2020 for full consideration.

To explore other job announcements, please visit: www.stsci.edu/opportunities

Direct Link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=8f453ffc-66ff-4205-9473-6b4ed75029bd

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

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.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Included Benefits: 

We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment.

https://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 10, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Staff Astronomical Data Scientist I- #0048665
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Department Name: 
Data Management Division
Country: 
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