Successful applicants typically have a Bachelor's, Master’s or PhD degree in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, Planetary Science, or related fields. The starting position and salary
are commensurate with education and experience. Experience or training in one or more of the following areas is desirable: astronomical observing and research, scientific instrumentation, optics, astronomical data calibration and reduction (e.g., imaging,
spectra, catalogs), mathematical/statistical analysis, satellite or astronomical observatory operations, scientific computing, programming (e.g. python), or astronomical software packages.
The ideal candidate will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, work with minimum supervision, be self-motivated, and interact well with colleagues and outside groups.
The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus, offers excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries and a stimulating
work environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application by going to:
The following materials will be requested: a cover letter, a resume, and the names of three people who have agreed to provide a letter of reference upon request. Please include your
last name and #16-0358 in the filename.
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. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful political affiliations, veteran
status, or mental or physical disability and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at
The application process will go live on December 15, 2016. Applications received by March 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at