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Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Data Scientist, Research Scientist, Scientist

Job Description

Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

Job Responsibilities
  • Mentor graduate students and junior colleagues.
  • Present research findings at scientific conferences and in papers written for scientific journals.
  • Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects.
  • Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers.
  • Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments.
Technology Skills
  • Analytical or scientific software — IBM SPSS Statistics Hot technology; SAS statistical software; Starcal; The MathWorks MATLAB Hot technology
  • Development environment software — Abstraction plus reference plus synthesis A++; Formula translation/translator FORTRAN; National Instruments LabVIEW Hot technology; Software development tools
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Avis Fits Viewer; IRIS
  • Object or component-oriented development software — C++ Hot technology; Oracle Java Hot technology; Python Hot technology; R Hot technology
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology

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