IT Specialist and Scientific Programmer at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

We are looking to hire a highly qualified and motivated computational scientist whose primary responsibility will be to provide information technology support for the DTM astronomy group, but who is also willing and capable to support the scientific endeavors of the group. The ideal candidate will work in collaboration with other departmental IT staff and should have experience in at least some subset of the following areas: Local Area Networking, Virtualized Infrastructure, Systems Administration (Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux), and Active Directory. In addition, programming skills are desired in the areas of shell scripting, Fortran, C, Python, and/or Perl. Familiarity with IRAF and IDL is also a plus. We hope to find an individual who is excited about the opportunity to also provide scientific support for DTM astronomy group efforts, such as exoplanet, outer solar system, and circumstellar disk observations, and planet formation modeling (see DTM's Astronomy and Astrophysics web page). Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) in the physical sciences, though those with computational science degrees will also be considered.

A C.V., cover letter containing a statement of interest in the position, and the names of three people who can be contacted for letters of recommendation should be submitted through the "Apply Now" link by 1 July 2017. Address any questions you have to All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Included Benefits: 

Full benefits provided.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Astronomy Group
Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC
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