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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
Management    
16-0262 Chief Scientist & Deputy Director La Serena, Chile Gemini 9/15/2016

16-0214 Project Manager Baltimore, MD STScI 8/31/2016

16-0202 Instrumentation, Adaptive Optics and Development Department Heads La Serena, Chile Gemini 7/22/2016

16-0202 Instrumentation, Adaptive Optics and Development Department Heads Hilo, HI Gemini 7/22/2016

16-0137 Data Management Project Manager Tucson, AZ LSST 5/31/2016

16-0125 Head of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Tucson, AZ LSST 5/5/2016
         
         
Scientific    
16-0249 Post Doctoral Baltimore, MD STScI 9/2/2016

16-0223 Astronomer Baltimore, MD STScI 9/1/2016

16-0224 Scientist Baltimore, MD STScI 8/31/2016

16-0209 Science Fellow La Serena, Chile or Hilo, Hawaii Gemini 8/17/2016

16-0225 Associate Scientist Boulder, CO NSO 8/12/2016

16-0211 Tenure Track Astronomer Hilo, HI Gemini 7/29/2016

16-0179 Support Scientist Baltimore, MD STScI 7/13/2016
         
         
Engineering    
16-0269 Telescope Systems Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 9/19/2016

16-0255 Electrical/Electronics Engineer Maui, HI NSO DKIST 9/13/2016

16-0256 Stationary Engineer III Baltimore, MD STScI 9/12/2016

16-0193 Flight I&T Spacecraft Test Conductor Baltimore, MD STScI 7/21/2016

16-0149 Observatory Simulations Engineer, JWST Baltimore, MD STScI 6/24/2016

16-0145 Network Engineer Maui, HI NSO 5/26/2016

16-0080 Systems Engineer Tucson, AZ NSO 3/18/2016

15-0248 Senior Instrument Systems Engineer Boulder, CO NSO DKIST 12/1/2015
         
         
Administrative    
16-0258 Education Specialist I Tucson, AZ NOAO 9/20/2016

16-0263 Administrative Assistant II Baltimore, MD STScI 9/16/2016

16-0257 Craftsperson II Tucson NOAO 9/15/2016

16-0253 Education and Public Outreach Assistant Maui, HI NSO 9/7/2016

16-0252 Human Resources Generalist Tucson, AZ AURA 9/6/2016

16-0245 Cashier Tucson, AZ NOAO 8/25/2016

16-0200 Human Resources Assistant La Serena, Chile AURA-O 7/22/2016

16-0164 Safety Technician Maui, HI NSO DKIST 6/14/2016

16-0138 Chief Institute Librarian Baltimore, MD STScI 5/24/2016

16-0102 Media Relations/Outreach Intern Hilo, HI Gemini 4/19/2016

16-0106 Safety Documentation Specialist Tucson, AZ NOAO 4/18/2016

15-0138 Public Program Specialist Tucson, AZ NOAO 7/31/2015
         
         
Technical    
16-0267 Lead Web Application Developer Tucson, AZ NOAO 9/20/2016

16-0266 Database Architect Tucson, AZ NOAO 9/19/2016

16-0261 Técnico en Mantención Industrial La Serena, Chile NOAO 9/16/2016

16-0261 Técnico en Mantención Industrial La Serena, Chile NOAO 9/15/2016

16-0251 Senior Software Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 9/9/2016

16-0215 Electrical Technician Tucson, AZ LSST 9/9/2016

16-0238 Software Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 8/30/2016

16-0232 Archive Analyst Baltimore, MD STScI 8/29/2016

16-0226 Senior Mission Software Systems Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 8/23/2016

16-0236 Intern Hilo, HI Gemini 8/17/2016

16-0186 Flight Operations Ground Systems Engineers Baltimore, MD STScI 8/12/2016

16-0181 Flight Operations Controllers - Junior to Senior Level Baltimore, MD STScI 8/12/2016

16-0220 Senior Network Engineer Baltimore, MD STScI 8/11/2016

16-0194 Software Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 7/19/2016

16-0177 IT&C Observatory Technician (Mechanical) Maui, HI NSO DKIST 7/15/2016

16-0178 IT&C Observatory Technician (Electrical/Electronics) Maui, HI NSO DKIST 7/15/2016

16-0157 Scientific Programmer/Science Data Analyst/DevOps Engineer Tucson, AZ LSST 6/9/2016

16-0096 Real Time Software Engineer La Serena, Chile Gemini 4/5/2016

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

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


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