Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow)

Smithsonian Institution , Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Cambridge, MA - Jun 20, 2022 via USAJobs

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This is the position of Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) in the High Energy Astrophysics Division.

The purpose of this position is to train postdoctoral researchers to conceive, plan and conduct highly specialized research in astrophysics.

The incumbent will be expected to perform scholarly research, instrumentation in the lab, on sounding rockets, and on satellite payloads, plus participate in making contributions to the physical fields of science.

Basic Requirements:nA.

Degree: in one or a combination of astronomy, physics, mathematics, space science, or electronics.

The course work must have included differential and integral calculus and 12 semester hours in astronomy and/or physics.


Combination of education and experience -- at least 30 semester hours of courses equivalent to a major in any combination of astronomy, space science, physics, mathematics, and electronics, with required course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.nIn addition to the basic requirements, candidates for the grade 11must also possess one of the following: A.

Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or B.

Minimum of one year specialized experience equivalent to at least grade 9 in the normal line of progression for this occupation.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such asexperience working in an observatory setting or equivalent scientific facility, experience working in a scientific laboratory, processing scientific data, conducting research, and publishing scientific journal articles.

Qualification requirements are derived from the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of announcement.


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