X-ray Research and Instrumentation Astrophysicist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Branch
Street Line 1: 
Code ST12
Street Line 2: 
320 Sparkman Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The X-ray Astronomy Team at NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center invites applications for a mid-career Federal Civil Service position in X-ray optics (see USAJOBS link belown - NOTE: position closes on July 20, 2018).

The successful applicant will be expected to lead or contribute to one or more of the Team’s research projects and to conduct original and productive research addressing the Team’s goals in X-ray optics.

The primary goals of the Team are (a) to develop lightweight, high-resolution X-ray optics for future X-ray astronomy missions, (b) to advance X-ray optics technologies for near-term applications, and (c) to support current projects. The Team is involved in several on-going projects---including Project Science for the Chandra X-ray Observatory (now in its 19th year of operation), Principal Investigator for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE, to be launched in 2021), participant in the Astronomical Roentgen Telescope – X-ray Concentrator (ART-XC) telescope for the Russian mission Spectrum Roentgen Gamma (SRG, to be launched in 2018), and Study Science for the Lynx X-ray astronomy mission concept. The Team has developed, fabricated, and delivered (or will deliver) numerous X-ray mirror module assemblies for several satellite and sub-orbital missions---including SRG and IXPE. Other research projects include development of grazing-incidence optics for planetary applications, for plasma diagnostics at pulsed-energy machines, and for cold-neutron imaging.

For additional information you may contact Dr. Brian Ramsey (brian.ramsey@nasa.gov).  To apply for the position you must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national and use the USAJOBS link provided above.  The position closes on July 20, 2018.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$105895.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$137663.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

Health insurance available and federal government retirement plan

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 20, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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X-ray Astrophysics Research and Instrumentation Position