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  Management - Runs programs and projects funded by government agencies at the center or functional unit level. Management positions may be generalist leading an organization or specialist leading a dedicated function or group.

  Scientific - Includes researchers, observation specialists, operational support and project based positions.

  Engineering - Includes specialist positions across the range of engineering domains engaged in the design and development of astronomical facilities and systems.

  Administrative - Provides administrative support to the operation of the center, for example, human resources, financial, facilities, outreach or generic based positions.

  Technical - Positions supporting and developing the informational technology infrastructure.

current job ad listing
Job No. Title Location Organization Posted Date
15-0239 Deputy Director Baltimore, MD STScI 11/20/2015

15-0229 Program Manager Tucson, AZ NOAO 11/16/2015

15-0232 Head, Program Management Office Baltimore, MD STScI 11/6/2015

15-0224 Education and Public Outreach Officer Boulder, CO NSO 11/6/2015

15-0209 DMS Management Positions Baltimore, MD STScI 10/28/2015

15-0167 Manager - Education and Public Outreach Tucson, AZ LSST 8/28/2015
16-0028 Adaptive Optics Science Fellow Hilo, HI Gemini 1/20/2016

16-0005 Assistant Scientist La Serena, Chile Gemini 1/8/2016

16-0010 Astronomy Intern Hilo, HI Gemini 1/7/2016

15-0259 Summer Student Program- INTERNSHIP Baltimore, MD STScI 12/9/2015

15-0250 Research & Instrument Analyst Baltimore, MD STScI 12/7/2015

15-0235 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 12/1/2015

15-0243 Science Operations Specialist Sunspot, NM NSO 11/23/2015

15-0230 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 11/11/2015

15-0225 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 11/10/2015

15-0221 Data Assistant La Serena, Chile SOAR 11/4/2015

15-0222 Observatory Scientist Tucson, AZ LSST 10/29/2015

15-0205 Survey Data Scientist Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/15/2015

15-0199 Post Doctoral Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/13/2015

15-0190 Pre-Cursor Science Post Doctoral Tucson, AZ LSST 9/30/2015

15-0177 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 9/24/2015

15-0141 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 9/10/2015

15-0163 Assistant Scientist Hilo, HI Gemini 9/9/2015

15-0145 Data Science Fellowship Baltimore, MD STScI 8/13/2015

15-0146 ESA/AURA Astronomer Baltimore, MD STScI 8/13/2015

15-0136 Science Fellow Hilo, Hawaii Gemini 7/31/2015

15-0136 Science Fellow La Serena, Chile Gemini 7/31/2015
16-0035 Senior Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 1/26/2016

14-0063 Laser & Optical Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 12/22/2015

15-0248 Senior Instrument Systems Engineer Boulder, CO NSO DKIST 12/1/2015

15-0237 Assistant Electronics Engineer La Serena, Chile NOAO 11/27/2015

15-0206 Mechanical Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 11/27/2015

15-0195 Assistant Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/8/2015

14-0115 Systems Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 2/23/2015
16-0034 Special Projects Assistant Tucson, AZ NOAO 1/25/2016

16-0013 Senior Budget Analyst Baltimore, MD STScI 1/11/2016

15-0271 Administrative Assistant Washington, DC STScI 12/31/2015

15-0270 Education and Public Outreach Assistant Hilo, HI Gemini 12/30/2015

15-0261 Documentation/Procedures Specialist Tucson, AZ LSST 12/14/2015

15-0254 Student Assistant Tucson, AZ NSO 12/8/2015

15-0245 Business Administrator Boulder, CO NSO 11/30/2015

15-0247 Contracts Officer Tucson, AZ CAS 11/30/2015

15-0223 Education and Public Outreach Assistant Maui, HI NSO 11/6/2015

15-0138 Public Program Specialist Tucson, AZ NOAO 7/31/2015
16-0026 Senior Software Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 1/26/2016

16-0001 Software Engineer II Tucson, AZ NOAO 1/16/2016

16-0006 Science Software Support Specialist Baltimore, MD STScI 1/12/2016

16-0012 Software Developer III Tucson, AZ LSST 1/11/2016

16-0011 Software Developer II Tucson, AZ LSST 1/11/2016

16-0004 Software Test Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 1/11/2016

15-0269 Digital Archive Intern Baltimore, MD STScI 1/4/2016

15-0234 Systems Engineering Opportunities Baltimore, MD STScI 12/4/2015

15-0244 Resource Technician Maui, HI NSO 11/25/2015

15-0228 Project & Systems Engineering Support Assoc La Serena, Chile Gemini 11/24/2015

15-0242 Web Developer Baltimore, MD STScI 11/20/2015

15-0227 Software Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 11/18/2015

15-0203 Senior Software Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/13/2015

15-0202 Senior Software Systems Engineer Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/13/2015

15-0198 Senior Systems Administrator Tucson, AZ NOAO 10/9/2015

15-0189 Sr. Control Software Engineer Hilo, HI Gemini 10/1/2015

15-0189 Sr. Control Software Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 10/1/2015

15-0172 Network Architect Baltimore, MD STScI 9/23/2015

15-0143 Sr Electronics Technician La Serena, Chile Gemini 8/18/2015

15-0152 Technician I Tucson, AZ NOAO 8/14/2015

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