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SAO Employment Opportunities

TheĀ  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; $62,639 - $137,348 annually
Posting 22-40 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11; $74,129 - $96,363 Annually
Posting 22-55 High Energy Astrophysics Archive Developer , IS-2210, Grades 09 - 13; $62,639 - $137,348 annually
Posting 22-57 High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist (APPSW), IS-2210, Grades 11 - 13;$74,129 - $137,348 per year
Posting 22-63 High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist ( Search and Back Office Developer), IS-2210, Grades 11 - 13;$74,129 - $137,348 per year
Posting 23-16 Central Engineering Engineering Technician (Mechanical Designer), IS-0802, Grade 11; $74,129 to $96,363 annually
Posting 22-75 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11; $74,129 - $96,363 Annually
Posting 23-01 Director's Office Associate Director, Internal Relations, IL-1330, Grade 00; $135,468 - $201,300 Annually.
Posting 23-02 Director's Office Associate Director, Facilities & Telescopes, IL-1330, Grade 00; $135,468 - $201,300 Annually
Posting 23-03 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist, IS-1330, Grades 12 - 14; $88,850 - $162,305 annually
Posting 23-08 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist, IS-1330, Grade 12; $88,850 - $115,510 annually
Posting 23-21 SAO Sponsored Programs and Procurement Purchasing Agent IS-1105, Grades 7, 9; $50,089 - $79,650 per year
Posting 22-76 Radio and Geoastronomy Senior Astrophysicist, SL-1330, Grade 00; $135,468 - $203,700 per year
Posting 23-05 Director's Office Astrophysicist (ngObservational) GS-1330, Grade 13; $105,654 - $137,348 annually
Posting 23-17 Optical and Infrared Astronomy Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer, WG-5803, Grade 8; $24.51 to $28.59 per hour
Posting 23-18 Optical and Infrared Astronomy Heavy Mobile Equipment Repairer, WG-5803, Grade 8; $24.51 to $28.59 per hour
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; $74,129 - $96,363 Annually
Posting 23-25 Radio and Geoastronomy Physicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11, $74,129 - $96,363 per year year
Posting 23-30 SAO Sponsored Programs and Procurement Supervisory Contract Specialist IS-1102, Grade 13; $105,654 - $137,348 per year
Posting 23-22 Computation Facility IT Specialist (System Administration/OS), IS-2210, Grades 12-13; $88,850 - $137,348 per year
Posting 23-23 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist (Technical Assistant)
Posting 23-19 Atomic and Molecular Physics Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1330, Grade 11, $74,129 - $96,363 per year year
Posting 23-28 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physical Science Technician, IS-1311, Grade 7; $50,089 - $65,110 per year