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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 24-60 SAO Human Resources Human Resources Specialist, IS-0201, Grade 13; $116,820 to $151,870 annually
Posting 24-42 SAO Business Operation Services Supervisory Accountant (Business Operations Services), IS-0510, Grade 14; $138,046 to $179,462 annually
Posting 24-55 SAO Research Administrative Services Sponsored Research Administrator, IS-0301, Grade 13; $116,820 to $151,870
Posting 24-59 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1310-Grade 11; $81,963 - $106,549 per year
Posting 24-50 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), IS-1310-Grade 11; $81,963 - $106,549 per year
Posting 24-54 Atomic and Molecular Physics Physical Science Technician, IS-1311, Grade 8; $61,333 to $79,731 annually
Posting 24-63 Central Engineering Electronics Engineer, IS-0855, Grade 13; $116,820 to $151,870 annually
Posting 24-34 Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences IT Specialist (APPSW), IS-2210, Grades 9-12; $68,272 - $127,707 per year
Posting 24-35 Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Astronomer, IS-1330, Grades 11-12; $81,963 - $127,707 per year
Posting 24-36 Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences IT Specialist (DATAMGT/APPSW), IS-2210, Grades 11-12; $81,963 - $127,707 per year
Posting 24-37 SAO Research Administrative Services Research Proposal Development Administrator, IS-0301, Grade 13; $116,820 - $151,870 per year
Posting 24-39 Director's Office Research Operations Manager, IS-0301, Grades 13-14; $116,820 - $179,462 per year
Posting 24-40 SAO Research Administrative Services Contracting Officer (Supervisor Research Services), IS-1102, Grade 14; $138,046 - $179,462 per year
Posting 24-49 High Energy Astrophysics IT Specialist (Back Office Developer) IS-2210- Grades 11/12/13; $81,963 - $151,870 per year
Posting 24-51 High Energy Astrophysics Computer Scientist (Director, Astrophysics Data System), IL-1550-00
Posting 24-52 High Energy Astrophysics Astrophysicist, IS-1330, Grade 12; $98,240 - $127,707 per year