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Working at the Smithsonian

Scientist


While the Smithsonian is largely known for its museums it also has a significant presence in areas of science and research, both within the museums as well as our research complexes which span a wide array of topics.

  • The Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory studies topics such as Astronomy/Astrophysics, Physics, Engineering (EE, ME, Computer), and Engineering Techs; (electrical, electronic, mechanical).
  • The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center studies topics such as Biogeochemistry, Photobiology, Biology, and Ecology.
  • The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute studies topics such as Anthropology, Genetics, Conservation, Marine Science, Ecology & Paleoecology, and other disciplines of Biology.
  • The Museum Conservation Institute studies topics such as Analytical Chemistry, Conservation Research, and Materials Science.
  • Additionally the National Zoo, Conservation Research Center, Migratory Bird Center, Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Center for Earth & Planetary Studies, and the massive National Collections held by the Smithsonian greatly contribute to scientific advancements in a number of diverse ways.

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