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STScI Staff Profiles

The talented and experienced staff members at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) hold a wide mix of positions, including astronomers, scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, IT staff, newsroom managers, writers, designers, and administrative staff. They work to support NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, community missions and future concepts, and the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST). Learn about a few of our employees, who bring diverse talents, backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives to STScI, by reading a few profiles.

  • Bringing Everyone In

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    Tania Anderson connects with kids and interns alike to expand what it means to be a STEM professional.
  • A New Vision for Data

    Julianne Averill
    Julianne Averill has opened a new space in HR—using business analytics to inform our hiring managers and leaders.
  • Making Significant Strides

    Ariel Bowers
    Ariel Bowers has exceled in the fields of astronomy and engineering.
  • Maintaining Our Foundation

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    Jonathan Cecil regularly assesses and upgrades our office buildings, working alongside a strong team to ensure our staff’s safety.
  • Creativity in Service

    Brian Dollard
    Brian Dollard works with colleagues across the institute to find unique solutions to unexpected challenges.
  • Deploying the Webb Telescope

    Scarlin Hernandez
    Scarlin Hernandez shares what it was like to be one of the engineers on console during the James Webb Space Telescope's commissioning.
  • Access for All

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    Jenn Kotler designs products that give researchers freedom and control, no matter how they access the content.
  • Advocating for Everyone

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    Timothy Rhue II regularly seeks new ways to engage a vast range of learners, whether it’s online or in person.
  • Cultivating Connectedness

    Corey Richardson
    Corey Richardson shares why it’s so important to empower his IT staff.
  • Full Speed Ahead

    Julia Roman-Duval
    Julia Roman-Duval shares what it means to lead a major Hubble observing program.
  • Ever Improving Optics

    Anand Sivaramakrishnan
    Anand Sivaramakrishnan has spent decades designing, building, and advancing telescope optics systems.
  • The Pull of Infrared Science

    John Stansberry
    John Stansberry has helped shepherd Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera from build to commissioning.

Opportunities Resources

  • How to Apply

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    Pointers to help you navigate our job application system from start to finish.

  • Benefits

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    Our robust and competitive benefit programs support the well-being of our employees.

  • Our Work

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    Positions range from astronomers and engineers to support staff and communications professionals.

  • Our Culture

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    We continually strive to build a team with diverse talents, expertise, and perspectives.

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