Category: Career

Rumor Mill 2014-2015 Is Now Open!

by Jessica Lu July 25, 2014

I have started the new rumor mill pages for 2014-2015 (YIKES, already?!?) and I have relegated the 2013-2014 pages to the archives. All links to “Rumor Mill” will still work and point to the postdoc rumor mill page for the new year. Remember, we have a page for postdoc/term positions and a page for faculty/staff positions. Here [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Financial Analyst

by Laura Trouille July 24, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned financial analyst. S/he went straight to finance after obtaining her/his Ph.D. Location, salary, and work environment were important factors in his/her decision to leave astronomy. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The [...]

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To the Other Side (or, I wonder what my friends are doing now)

by Guest July 21, 2014

Jason Steffen is a Lindheimer Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at CIERA at Northwestern University.  He works (now) primarily in the field of exoplanets, but has been known to frequent the fields of experimental cosmology, gravitation, and dark matter. Most AAS members eventually transition from astronomy to something else. Like professional athletes, most scientific careers [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Full Professor of Physics at a Small Liberal Arts College

by Laura Trouille July 17, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned Full Professor of Physics. S/he is the only astronomer in her/his department within a small liberal arts college. In the profile below, s/he discusses the enjoyable aspects as well as the challenges of her/his position. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Head of Bioinformatics

by Laura Trouille July 10, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Alicia Oshlack, an astronomer turned Head of Bioinformatics for Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She is very satisfied with her job and the family friendly environment. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Data Scientist

by Laura Trouille June 12, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Jessica Kirkpatrick, an astronomer turned data scientist. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Data Scientist

by Laura Trouille June 12, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Jessica Kirkpatrick, an astronomer turned data scientist. She went directly from graduate school to working as a data scientist for Microsoft/Yammer and recently became the Director of Data Science at the education start-up InstaEDU. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Tenure Track Faculty at a California Community College

by Laura Trouille June 5, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned tenure track faculty at a California Community College. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Tenure Track Faculty at a Teaching-Focused Institution

by Laura Trouille May 22, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Agnes Kim, a a tenure track faculty in physics at a teaching-focused institution. She loves her job and writes, “There is freedom in projects I pursue and variety in my daily activities”. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Soft Money Researcher

by Laura Trouille May 8, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned soft money researcher. S/he is the PI for a major instrument on a 10-m class telescope. S/he is also in a dual astronomy career couple. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The [...]

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