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Astronomy Software Specialist (900267)

Employer
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Location
Monterey, CA

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Employment Type
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Job Details

This position is compensated at the Level C rate on the student employment scale.


The successful applicants will manage and oversee development, testing, debugging, and implementation of data processing software for astronomical data obtained with the 24" telescope at Mittelman Observatory atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Duties will include exercising proficiency with telescopes, instruments, and software packages and using these skills and techniques in conjunction with a mastery of astronomical principles of data processing to automate, streamline, and improve software for astronomical data obtained for science and engineering purposes. The successful applicants will work both independently and with the Telescope Specialist who manages the observatory, its telescopes, and its outreach program. Scheduling and hours for this position will be irregular, occasionally at night, and will require motivated, independent work.

Applicants must have advanced proficiency with the principles and practices of scientific computing and programming and intimate familiarity with the night sky. Applicants should have taken and excelled at Physics 155 or Physics 255, mastered concepts of observational astronomy and telescope operation as part of one of these courses, served as Astronomy Outreach Event Assistant, or should have advanced equivalent experience with telescopes and observational astronomy. Applicants filling this position should already possess and should have successfully demonstrated the required skills, proficiencies, and training corresponding to Astronomy Outreach Event Assistant. Applicants will be responsible for attention to detail and software quality control. Applicants should enjoy working with and critically evaluating software code for science and engineering projects that enhance the performance of the Observatory and the answering of scientific questions as a way of applying their knowledge about and enthusiasm for astronomy.

This position is only open to Middlebury undergraduate students, is available for both the academic year and the summer, and is accepting online applications. Questions regarding this posting can be directed to Jonathan Kemp at <[email protected]> and students are encouraged to reach out before applying.

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Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.

 

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