Category: Career

Career Profiles: Astronomer to Staff Scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

by Laura Trouille April 17, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned staff scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). 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 [...]

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

by Laura Trouille April 10, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Andria Schwortz, an astronomer turned tenure track faculty at a 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 [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

by Laura Trouille April 3, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Neil Gehrels, an astronomer turned Chief of NASA Goddard’s Astroparticle Physics Laboratory. He loves his job, is very satisfied with his work-life balance, and finds his work environment to be very family friendly. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Tenure Track Faculty at a Small Liberal Arts College

by Laura Trouille March 27, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned tenure track faculty at a small liberal arts college who went directly from graduate school into her current position and loves her job . 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 [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Senior Staff Scientist in Industry

by Laura Trouille March 20, 2014

Latest Career Profile: James Marshall, an astronomer turned Senior Staff Scientist in industry, doing government contracting to provide science, engineering, and IT support. 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 [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Data Scientist at Fidelity Investments

by Laura Trouille March 13, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Melissa Nysewander, an astronomer turned data scientist at Fidelity Investments. 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 Director for the Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics

by Laura Trouille March 6, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Bryan Gaensler, an astronomer turned Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director for the Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics. 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 [...]

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How does an astronomer break into data science? Interview with Dr. Andrea Leistra

by Jane January 29, 2014

Data Science is a rapidly growing field, with natural opportunities for astronomers moving to industry.  Recently, we’ve heard from  Jessica Kirkpatrick about becoming a data scientist at Microsoft: part 1 and part 2.  We’ve also heard from Stephanie Gogarten on switching to biostatistics at UW. Let’s pick up where Jess and Stephanie left off, and [...]

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Escape of the Clones: How to Get a Non-Academic Job

by Guest January 13, 2014

This is a guest post by Bethany Johns, a former AAS John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow.  She has worked in science policy for commercial space flight companies and now works in energy, environment, and agricultural policy for the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. [...]

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I’m sorry this blog post is late

by Guest December 4, 2013

This is a guest post by David Charbonneau, cross-posted from Women in Astronomy. I am sorry this blog post is late. I meant to post it Monday. Yes, the blog is important! But I think my daughter might have lice and I had to deal with that urgently. I am sorry I can’t accept the invitation to [...]

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