Science Operations Analyst I- #0002197

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Space Telescope Science Institute
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) The Science & Mission Scheduling Branch (SMSB) in the Science Operations and Engineering Division is seeking a Science Operations Analyst to support science scheduling operations for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Science Operations Analysts execute step-by-step procedures utilizing software applications and tools to create detailed time-lines that ensure the safe operation and most efficient use possible of the Observatory.

You will collaborate with a team that is passionate about the work we do in support of our missions. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, and a stimulating and diverse work environment. Explore our benefits at

This position requires 2nd and 3rd shift work in support of JWST launch and commissioning, as well as for potential future missions.


Your Role & Responsibilities include: 

Work independently and carry through assigned tasks.

Formulate and resolve problems through research and application of standard scientific, mathematical and computation skills and techniques.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships, both internally and externally.

Work in and actively contribute to a team environment.


 Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include technical writing skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and follow-through are essential.


 Your Experience Includes:

Basic knowledge of physics, astronomy, and orbital mechanics concepts is required

Knowledge of UNIX or LINUX operating systems is required

Working knowledge of Python or a similar scripting language is highly desired


Education/ Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Astronomy or Mathematics. Related field or discipline with prior science planning and scheduling experience may also be considered.

No prior practical experience is required; prior experience or course work associated with space science mission development, planning, scheduling, orbital dynamics, and instrumentation is beneficial. 

Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance is required.


TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an on-line application. Applications received by July 7, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled 

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*STScI has most staff working virtually from home during the COVID-19 crisis through June 2021. 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 will on-board virtually. This position will be required an on-site presence.  Applicants are required to be resident in the Baltimore-Washington area*

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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

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.

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 EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$70000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$80000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Compensation based on experience
Included Benefits: 

Please see the beneifts link.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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