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Find your next Career at Green Bank Observatory

Are you passionate about astronomy, astrophysics or scientific discovery? Do you love to build complex electrical systems and software to drive some of the most advanced radio telescopes in the world? Do you like interacting with groups large and small and teaching people about the Universe? You may find your next dream job right here in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

With every type of job – from tour guides, to electrical engineers, machinists, and astronomers – the Green Bank Observatory employs a tight knit team in wide variety of disciplines.

What’s it like to live in Green Bank? Learn more here.

Apprenticeships and Student Opportunities

Openings for apprenticeships and other student opportunities are shared on a rolling basis. Please check back.

Applications should be submitted by providing a resume and letter of interest directly to Tracy Samples, HR Manager, ude.o1652822626arn@s1652822626elpma1652822626st1652822626

Summer Student Research Experiences

There are several opportunities available for undergraduate and postgraduate students for summer research at the Green Bank Observatory that offer a stipend and affordable housing. Students who are interested in Astronomy and have a background in Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, and/or Math are preferred.

Applications for Summer 2022 are open NOW. Find more information and apply at this link.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work place culture that accepts and appreciates all individuals.