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SAO Employment Opportunities

The  Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory opportunities listed below are currently open. Please apply separately for each position following the Application Procedure described in the job posting.

Please click the Posting Number for a detailed description.

Number Division/Department Job Description, Grade, Salary Range
Posting 22-65 Central Engineering Electronics Engineer, IS-0855, Grades 12, 13; $88,850 to $137,348 annually
Posting 22-38 High Energy Astrophysics Science Software Developer (IT Specialist), IS-2210, Grades 9 -13; $65,207 - $144,034 annually
Posting 22-57 High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist (APPSW), IS-2210, Grades 11 - 13; $77,738- $144,034 per year
Posting 22-63 High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist ( Search and Back Office Developer), IS-2210, Grades 11 - 13; $77,738 - $144,034 per year
Posting 23-05 Director's Office Astrophysicist (ngObservational) GS-1330, Grade 13; $110,798 - $144,034 annually
Posting 23-26 Computation Facility IT Specialist (Systems Administration), IS-2210, Grades 11-12; $74,129 - $115,510 per year
Posting 23-24 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11; $77,738 - $101,055 Annually
Posting 23-30 SAO Sponsored Programs and Procurement Supervisory Contract Specialist (Sponsored Programs Supervisor) IS-1102, Grade 13; $110,798 - $144,034 per year
Posting 23-23 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Technical Assistant) IS-1330, Grade 9-11; $64,251 - $101,055 per year
Posting 23-19 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1310, Grade 11, $77,738 - $101,055 per year year
Posting 23-28 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physical Science Technician, IS-1311, Grade 7; $52,527 - $68,285 per year
Posting 23-13 Atomic and Molecular Physics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)-1330, Grade 11; $74,129 - $96,363 per year
Posting 23-20 Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Astrophysicist (Technical Assistant) IS 1330, Grade 9; $64,251 - $83,523 per year
Posting 23-35 Central Engineering Engineering Technician (Mechanical Designer), IS-0802, Grade 11; $77,738 to $101,055 annually
Posting 23-34 High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist (Back Office Developer), IS-2210, Grades 11 - 13; $77,738 - $144,034 per year
Posting 23-36 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)-1330, Grade 11; $77,738 - $101,055 Per Year
Posting 23-31 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Technical Assistant) IS 1330, Grade 7; $52,527 - $68,285 per year
Posting 23-41 Central Engineering Electronics Engineer, IS-0855, Grade 11; $77,738 to $101,055 annually
Posting 23-27 Science Education Department IT Specialist (APPSW), IS-2210, Grades 11 - 12; $77,738 - $121,128 per year
Posting 23-38 Computation Facility IT Specialist (Customer Support/System Administration), IS-2210, Grade 9; $65,207 - $84,766 per year
Posting 23-37 SAO Human Resources Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201, Grade 12; $93,175 to $121,128 annually
Posting 23-39 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist, IS-1330, Grades 12 - 14; $93,175 - $170,205 per year
Posting 23-48 SAO Sponsored Programs and Procurement Purchasing Agent IS-1105, Grades 7-9; $52,527 - $83,523 per year
Posting 23-45 Central Engineering Mechanical Engineer (Structural/Project Engineer), IS-0830, Grade 14; $130,929 to $170,205 annually
Posting 23-50 Director's Office Assistant Director of Advancement, IS-0301, Grade 12; $93,175 - $121,128 per year