Staff Science Operations Analyst #0007631

Job Summary

Scientific / Technical Staff
Space Telescope Science Institute
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Support NASA missions! The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about our missions. This position can support hybrid work both onsite and from home. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).

The Science & Mission Scheduling Branch (SMSB) in the Science Operations and Engineering (SCOPE) Division is seeking a Staff Science Operations Scientist to support science scheduling operations for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

No prior practical experience is required; prior experience or course work associated with space science mission development, scheduling, orbital dynamics, and instrumentation is beneficial.
Qualified applicant required experience and knowledge:
• Basic knowledge of physics, astronomy, and orbital mechanics concepts is required.
• Knowledge of UNIX or LINUX operating systems is required.
• Working knowledge of Python or a similar scripting language, along with SQL, is desired.

Qualified applicants will also have:
• Ability to work independently and carry through assigned tasks.
• Ability to formulate and resolve problems through research and application of standard scientific, mathematical and computation skills and techniques.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships, both internally and externally, in a hybrid work environment.
• Ability to write detailed operational procedures.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include technical writing skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and follow-through are essential.
• Ability to work in and actively contribute to a team environment.

This position has the potential for required shift work in support of current and future missions.
Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance is required.

TO APPLY: Please upload a resume, cover letter and online application. Applications received by June 30, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.
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Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$70,000USD to $80,000USD
Included Benefits

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package.

Compensation Notes

Our Robust and Competitive Benefit Programs

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 May 19
Application Deadline
2023 Jun 30
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Marleen Palacios Calderon