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21 March 2009

Position Open at the Minor Planet Center (MPC)

Here is an announcement of a position available at the Minor Planet Center (MPC).

Opening date: March 10, 2009
Closing date: Open Until Filled

TITLE: IT Specialist (Applications Software), IS-2210, Grade 11; $61,425 to $79,847/yr
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund (non-federal) Indefinite
DIVISION: - Solar Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division
LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates

This is the position of Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software), Minor Planet Center (MPC), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The employee has applications programming responsibilities on workstation based processing systems for the MPC in one or more of the following areas: data receipt and quality control, data archiving and retrieval, data reduction, data analysis and data distribution. The employee reports to the Director of the MPC, and works closely with the members of his/her team and other designated MPC scientists and programmers participating in the project.

Link: Minor Planet Center (MPC) Position Listing

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