Full time Remote / Telecommute

Science Bibliographer/Metrics Analyst (Archive Analyst II)

Baltimore, MD
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Created: March 23, 2023




Support NASA missions! The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about our missionsThis position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).

STScI seeks a Science Bibliographer. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager and with support from the Science Metrics Lead, the Science Bibliographer contributes to the metrics program by gathering key metadata from scientific publications and making those metrics available through database tools and reports.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • You will review the refereed literature for papers that use data from telescopes or were published by STScI staff, and input metadata using automated and manual techniques. You will investigate and solve problems related to metadata, linked archival data, Astrophysics Data System (ADS) index records, and/or database entry errors. In collaboration with Metrics Office and data archives staff, you will improve data citation and metadata standards.
  • Under the guidance of the Science Metrics Lead, you will provide support and advice to bibliography stakeholders related to search, retrieval and interpretation of publication metrics, and prepare routine and ad hoc reports presenting numeric and visual data.
  • You will promote transparency and equity in data analysis through creative visualizations of metrics and proper documentation of methods used, and educate users on how to use and interpret bibliography tools or reports.


  • Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with other research institutions and astronomical observatories.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction after initial orientation and training; time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature and/or data archives is desirable.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field. May substitute education with relevant skills or experience.
  • Minimum of two - four years’ experience in scientific, research, reporting, or technical support activities. Experience with database applications or bibliography maintenance.
  • Understands, through experience on small projects or completion of a curriculum, at least two of the following five: database search and retrieval; metrics/metadata entry and reporting; literature searches and bibliographies; technical writing and documentation best practices; data visualizations.


Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Our excellent benefits include:

  • Employer retirement contribution – direct STScI contribution of 10% of your salary from your first day
  • 12 days sick leave, up to 24 days’ vacation, and 10 paid holidays
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision/prescription plans, and more!

TO APPLY: Please upload a resume, cover letter and online application using this link:

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Applications received by Sunday, April 2, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

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STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all. STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We strongly encourage women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

As a leader in the astronomical community, AURA is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the workforce www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below, as well as the requests for self-identification, are required under these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements for protection and assisting us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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