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Fifteen New Career Profiles Have Been Posted

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 14:33

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Committee on Employment have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers both inside and outside of academia. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those various paths.

Fifteen new career profiles have been posted in recent months:

  • Alicia Oshlack — Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Head of Bioinformatics
  • Patrik Jonsson — SpaceX, Software Engineer
  • Rick Fienberg — AAS, Press Officer & Director of Communications
  • Jessica Kirkpatrick — Director of Data Science at InstaEDU
  • Anonymous — Community College in California, Professor of Astronomy
  • Caroline Simpson — Florida International University, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Agnes Kim — Penn State Worthington Scranton, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Anonymous — Senior Scientist on Soft Money
  • Douglas Arion — Carthage College, Professor of Physics & Astronomy; Professor of Entrepreneurship; Director of Carthage Institute of Astronomy; President of Galileoscope, LLC
  • Anonymous — Science Museum, Education & Public Outreach Officer
  • Anonymous — Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Astrophysicist (retired)
  • Andria Schwortz — Quinsigamond Community College, Associate Professor of Integrated Science
  • Neil Gehrels — NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Chief of Astroparticle Physics Laboratory
  • Anonymous — Small Liberal Arts College, Assistant Professor of Physics
  • James Marshall — INNOVIM, Senior Staff Scientist

These and earlier profiles are available via our Career Profiles page, which has links to the interview responses, some of which are on the CSWA Women in Astronomy blog and/or the AstroBetter blog.

As new profiles are published, we’ll add links from the Career Profiles page and let AAS members know about them via this website and our e-newsletter.

Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer
American Astronomical Society (AAS)