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Baruch Blumberg Visiting Fellowship in Astrobiology at the Green Bank Observatory

The Green Bank Observatory is seeking applicants for a visiting Fellowship in Astrobiology or related topics. The Fellowship includes a stipend, housing at the Observatory, and support for relocation. It is intended to support an established researcher for a summer in residence at the GBO but could also be used for a sabbatical at Green Bank during other times of the year.

This Fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Baruch Blumberg: Nobel Laureate, first Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and President of the American Philosophical Society from 2005 until his death in 2011. The Fellowship is made possible through a grant from Unither Bioelectronique, where Blumberg was Chairman of its corporate parent’s Scientific Advisory Board.

The deadline for applications is 17 February 2020.

  • All applicants must be able to work in the US
  • Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and a CV
  • Reminder, deadline is February 17, 2020

Impact WV Fellowship: Software Engineer at Green Bank Observatory

The Green Bank Observatory is looking for a Software Engineer to support Scientists who accomplish a variety of tasks, including tracking spacecraft landing on Mars, observing near-earth objects such as asteroids and meteors, and searching for extraterrestrial life.

Support the software programs that power the Green Bank Telescope and other telescopes on the property using:

  • Agile (Scrum) and Waterfall methodologies
  • C++ and Python software development on Linux
  • Revision control (git)
  • Testing (unit/integration/regression) and Continuous Integration
  • The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Monitor/Control System

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in computing, software development, mathematics or related field required.

Impact WV Fellowship: Electronics Engineer at Green Bank Observatory

The Green Bank Observatory is looking for an Electronic Engineer to support Scientists who, among other tasks, track spacecraft landing on Mars, observe near-earth objects such as asteroids and meteors, and search for extraterrestrial life with the Breakthrough Listen SETI project.

The Green Bank Observatory is looking for an Electronic Engineer to support Scientists who:

  • Track spacecraft landing on Mars
  • Observe near-earth objects such as asteroids and meteors
  • Search for extraterrestrial life with the Breakthrough Listen SETI project
  • Search for Fast Radio Bursts
  • Detect pulsars and research gravitational waves
  • Maintain the electronics and instrumentation on Green Bank’s radio telescopes

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in computing, software development, mathematics or related field required.

Summer Student Opportunities

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

Applications will be due on February 3, 2020 and are processed through the NRAO website.

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 that help 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.

With every type of job – from tour guides, to electrical engineers, to machinists, and astronomers – the Green Bank Observatory employs a wide array of employees from a wide array of disciplines.

Apprenticeships and Internships

Interested in becoming an Apprentice or an Intern at the Green Bank Observatory?

GBO technicians installing the calibration wheel for the 4mm Receiver on the GBT.

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