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Job Title: Senior Astronomer
Location: Cambridge, MA
Duration: Direct Hire
Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.
*A Secret Clearance without Incident or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.
This position requires that applicants be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption.
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Our client is conducting a nationwide search for a scientist/engineer with a background in astronomy or astrophysics, and with hands-on technical experience with optics-based celestial imaging instruments. The successful applicant can expect to lead very complex technology development efforts, with broad and deep responsibilities, including: concept architecting, modeling and simulation, algorithms and electronics concept design, interfaces definition, management of overall design and development & implementation and test activities. In addition, opportunities for leadership of the growing technology portfolio, and the associated program and business development, are available on a regular basis.
Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in astronomy, physics, mathematics, optics, electrical engineering, or computer science. It is desired that the applicant has 7+ years scientific or engineering experience in the field. The applicant's background must include instances of technical leadership in developing data-analysis algorithms, and/or developing optical & opto-electronic systems, and/or managing test and data-analysis operations. The applicant should expect to participate in project coordination and proposal development duties, as well as leading hands-on work – and be able to independently organize the stand-up of infrastructure required to develop hardware, software and test procedures. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Must be willing to travel.
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
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