- Bachelor of Science in astronomy or physics.
- Prior astronomy research experience.
- Intermediate computer programming skills with Python.
- Basic Webpage development skills.
- Experience with astronomical data reduction packages, in particular with STSDAS packages .
- Experience with astronomical data analysis tools .
- Basic knowledge of SQL or ADQL, and using databases.
Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of current and future research interests, and three confidential letters of reference with the name of the applicant included in the subject heading, all as PDF
files. Please name any attachments with the following format: 18-0014LastnameDocname. Application documents that are not uploaded as part of the application may be sent to
Questions regarding this position should be sent to Letizia Stanghellini at
NOAO offers an excellent benefits package, competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a very attractive work environment.
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projects (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and Daniel. K. Inouye Solar Telescope) in the United States and Chile under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation.
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