The Astroparticle Physics 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 studying sources of high energy gamma-ray emission and developing detector technologies and instrument concepts for use in future spaced-based gamma-ray telescopes. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to lead or support the development of state-of-the-art methods and instrumentation for gamma-ray astrophysics. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in defining new missions and instruments, and proposing them in response to NASA solicitations. The appointment is for an early/mid-career position with salary commensurate with the applicant’s past experience.
Candidates with experience in space-based gamma-ray instrumentation and analysis methods and a strong record of research excellence in gamma-ray astrophysics are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of gamma-ray detector systems and the particle detectors used in those systems is important. Experience with simulation and modeling tools and their use in performance evaluation of space-based gamma-ray instruments is highly desirable. Additionally, knowledge of and experience with the analysis of data from space-based gamma-ray telescopes, such as the Fermi Large Area Telescope, and advanced statistical and computational methods is an advantage. A strong record of publications in gamma-ray astrophysics and related fields is preferred. 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. Elizabeth Hays at email@example.com by April 3, 2018. Additional application material will be required through the USAJobs website.
NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This is a US federal civil service position. The incumbent receives all the benefits of a US government employee: health care, pension plan, access to life and disability insurance, et
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