The Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center plans to hire a civil service research astrophysicist. As a Research Astrophysicist, the successful candidate is expected to conduct an independent program of astronomical research on gravitational wave data analysis and parameter extraction for the LISA Mission, a joint project with the European Space Agency. The appointment is for an early/mid-career or senior level position with salary commensurate with the applicant’s past experience.
Candidates with experience in gravitational wave data analysis, source modeling, and algorithm development are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of the physics of gravitational wave detection, and the acquisition and analysis of data is helpful, including some knowledge of and experience with advanced statistical methods. Experience with cloud and distributed computing is likely to be important because the data center in France will be distributed. Finally, computational techniques such as neural networks and machine learning may play an important role, so some knowledge of and experience with these techniques is an advantage. U.S. citizenship is required. A Ph.D. degree is highly desirable.
Interested applicants should send a CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. Jeffrey Livas at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30, 2018. Additional application material will be required through the USAJobs website; the USAJobs posting of this position is anticipated for January 2018.
NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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