Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Astrophysicist on the CXC MIssion Planning Team
Selection may be made after 14 days the opening date

This is the position of Astrophysicist in the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) with the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The employee will have responsibilities for supporting the operation of the Chandra X- ray Observatory, with duties in mission planning and scheduling activities. The employee will be expected to carry out astrophysical research with Chandra and other relevant facilities. The employee also may participate in current and future HEAD projects. Duties include but are not limited to: Providing operational support to the Chandra mission, responding in a timely manner to address unanticipated issues with the spacecraft or instruments; establishing requirements for the planning and scheduling of X-ray observations; participating in a research program in high energy astrophysics, and participating in meetings and conferences to discuss current research with other scientists and project personnel.

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Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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