Astronomer/Astrophysicist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
The Aerospace Corporation
Department Name: 
Remote Sensing Department
Street Line 1: 
2310 E. El Segundo Blvd.
City: 
El Segundo
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
90245
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Remote Sensing Department of The Aerospace Corporation has a full-time, permanent position available that is well matched to an observational astronomer with strong instrumentation skills. Applications should be submitted at https://careers.aerospace.org/go/View-All-Jobs/2443100/ and directed to requisition 48141.

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and we support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest. From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff have focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

 

Key Functions
•    Apply technical oversight and quality assurance to the development, maintenance, radiometric calibration, and operation of national asset spacecraft imaging and spectroscopic sensors
•    Develop, operate, and calibrate remote sensing and astronomical instrumentation
•    Conduct independent research and author successful research proposals
•    Participate in remote sensing data collects supporting scientific investigations in subject areas including sensor calibration, astronomy, remote sensing, space object identification, and space situational awareness
•    Reduce, analyze, and present results of these collects and other analyses as spoken briefs, written technical reports, and journal publications
 

This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Member of Technical Staff or a Senior Member of Technical Staff

Qualifications

Required
•    B.S. or B.A. in astronomy/astrophysics/related field and pursuit of relevant graduate degree
•    Experience in remote sensing, observational astronomy, infrared sensors, radiometry, and the design, fabrication, calibration, and/or operation of remote sensing and astronomical instrumentation
•    Experience reducing and analyzing imaging and spectroscopic data
•    Experience giving colloquia or technical presentations
•    Technical writing experience demonstrated through a publication record
•    Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
•    Ability to work at high altitude
•    Ability to access rooftop observatory via staircase
•    Ability to obtain and maintain an SCI security clearance (U.S. citizenship required), which is issued by the U.S. government
 

Qualifications (Senior MTS)

Required
•    Bachelors in related field and Ph.D. in astronomy/astrophysics/related field
•    Experience in remote sensing, observational astronomy, infrared sensors, radiometry, and the design, fabrication, calibration, and/or operation of remote sensing and astronomical instrumentation
•    Experience reducing and analyzing imaging and spectroscopic data
•    Experience giving colloquia or technical presentations
•    Technical writing experience demonstrated through a publication record
•    Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
•    Ability to work at high altitude
•    Ability to access rooftop observatory via staircase
•    Ability to obtain and maintain an SCI security clearance (U.S. citizenship required), which is issued by the U.S. government
 
Preferred
•    Postgraduate experience
•    Extensive experience in observational astronomy
•    Extensive experience in instrumentation development
•    Proficiency in Python, IDL, Matlab

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, and that produces superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Included Benefits: 

Please see the Aerospace benefits page at http://www.aerospace.org/careers/benefits/

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Sloane Wiktorowicz
Title: 
Manager
Institution/Company: 
The Aerospace Corporation
Department Name: 
Remote Sensing Department
Street Line 1: 
2310 E. El Segundo Blvd.
City: 
El Segundo
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal Code: 
90245
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
(310) 336-1168
Email: 
sloane.j.wiktorowicz@aero.org
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
48141
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Sloane Wiktorowicz
Email: 
sloane.j.wiktorowicz@aero.org