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Astrophysicist (Planetary Scientist)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Planetary Sciences
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Astrophysicist (Planetary Scientist)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world, where the staff carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics and earth and space sciences. If you would like to join this exciting organization, apply today!


About ADS

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), hosted at the Center for Astrophysics since 1993, is one of the world’s most powerful digital information systems and is expanding its services to serve all of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate disciplines. The ADS project is funded by NASA, and provides its services to the worldwide community of space scientists. By joining our group, you will be actively supporting the discovery and dissemination of scientific results to the worldwide research community!


This is the position of Assistant Project Scientist for Planetary Science with the Smithsonian NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) in the High Energy Astrophysics Division at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).  Duties may include but are not limited to: serve as the principal ADS scientific resource in the field of Planetary Science; design and, in collaboration with ADS staff, develop new and improved methods to search, discover, and use scholarly information relating to Planetary Science; serve as a research scientist at the intersection of Planetary and Information Science; assist in the ongoing operation and maintenance of the ADS.


View the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at SAO Employment Opportunities for further information and requirements


More information about career opportunities within the project is available at the


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