Research Astrophysicist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
NASA / GSFC
Department Name: 
X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
Code 662
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
Maryland
Zip/Postal: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center plans to hire an early- or mid-career civil service research astrophysicist. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to lead or participate in the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation for X-ray astrophysics, such as X-ray polarimeters, X-ray imaging systems, or high throughput or extremely high resolution X-ray optics.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in definition of new missions and instruments, and proposing them in response to NASA solicitations.  The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct an independent program of astronomical research, studying active galaxies, black holes, neutron stars, clusters of galaxies, supernova remnants, or other cosmic X-ray sources.

Candidates with experience developing instrumentation or performing research applicable to the development of instrumentation for X-ray astrophysical or related applications should apply.  U.S. citizenship is required.  A Ph.D. degree is highly desirable.  This is an early or mid career position:  the appointment is for a GS-13 or a GS-14 scientist.  Salary is commensurate with the applicant’s past experience.

Interested applicants should send a CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. Robert Petre at robert.petre-1@nasa.gov and Dr. Joanne Hill-Kittle (joanne.e.hill@nasa.gov) by April 1 The X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center plans to hire an early or mid-career civil service research astrophysicist.  The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to lead or participate in the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation for X-ray astrophysics, such as X-ray polarimeters, X-ray imaging systems, or high throughput or extremely high resolution X-ray optics.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in definition of new missions and instruments, and proposing them in response to NASA solicitations.  The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct an independent program of astronomical research, studying active galaxies, black holes, neutron stars, clusters of galaxies, supernova remnants, or other cosmic X-ray sources.

Candidates with experience developing instrumentation or performing research applicable to the development of instrumentation for X-ray astrophysical or related applications should apply.  U.S. citizenship is required.  A Ph.D. degree is highly desirable.  This is an early or mid career position:  the appointment is for a GS-13 for an early career scientist and a GS-14 for a mid career scientist.  Salary is commensurate with the applicant’s past experience.

Interested applicants should send a CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. Robert Petre at robert.petre-1@nasa.gov and Dr. Joanne Hill-Kittle (joe.hill@nasa.gov) by May 20, 2018.  Additional application material will be required through the USAJobs website; the USAJobs posting of this position is anticipated for late May 2018.

NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Included Benefits: 

This is a US government civil service position.  Annual leave, sick leave, health, and retirement benefits are included.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Robert Petre
Title: 
Director of Astrophysics
Institution/Company: 
NASA / GSFC
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Science Division
Street Line 1: 
Code 660
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
301-286-3844
Email: 
robert.petre-1@nasa.gov