Research Astrophysicist in Ultraviolet Science and Technology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Street Line 1: 
8800 Greenbelt Road
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory, in the Astrophysics Science Division of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, is seeking a Research Astrophysicist in Ultraviolet Science and Technology civil servant to carry out a science/technology development program in support of the study of exoplanets/stellar systems in the UV, and may also participate in the Goddard cross-divisional exoplanet initiative. Duties include: lead/substantially contribute to developing science cases and implementation concepts for future missions focused on ultraviolet astrophysics, and to conduct related scientific research. The Laboratory expects upcoming opportunities to advance high-resolution spectrographs and other UV instrumentation for research in exoplanet and stellar astrophysics missions carried out on a variety of scales, from CubeSats and SmallSats to large missions advocated by the Astro2020 Decadal survey, including flagships and probes. The Laboratory participates in scientific research/project management of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Desired qualifications include: a scientific publication record in astronomy and astrophysics relevant to the multiwavelength study of exoplanets / stellar systems, including research relevant to UV astronomy; The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders including collaborators at a variety of career stages, NASA HQ program scientists and program executives, GSFC engineers, budgetary and management staff, and the wider astrophysical community. Interest at the early-to-mid-career (GS-13, GS-14) or senior (GS-15) level is welcomed.

Send a CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. Padi Boyd no later than June 15, 2020. Application required through USAJobs. Job posting June 8 – 15, 2020. The successful candidate will be employed by NASA, an Equal Oppportunity Employer, at a salary scale commensurate with education and experience. U.S. citizenship required. PhD preferred.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$102663.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$170800.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

This U.S. government civil service position includes a generous package of benefits. Information on salary, health insurance and retirement benefits is available from the Office of Personnel Management website: www.opm.gov, and from the USAJobs website, www.usajobs.gov.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Padi Boyd
Title: 
Chief, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory
Institution/Company: 
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Science division
Street Line 1: 
Code 667
Street Line 2: 
880 Greenbelt Road
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
20771
Phone: 
301-286-2550
Email: 
Padi.Boyd@nasa.gov
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Padi Boyd
Subject: 
UV Inst. Scientist
Email: 
Padi.boyd@nasa.gov