The X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center plans to hire 1-2 early career civil service research astrophysicists. As a Research Astrophysicist, the successful candidate is expected to conduct an independent program of astronomical research, studying active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, supernova remnants, or other cosmic X-ray sources, using high resolution X-ray spectroscopy and/or X-ray survey data. The successful candidate will be a member of the JAXA/NASA X-ray Astrophysics Recovery Mission (XARM) science team at GSFC. In that role, he/she will participate in the planning and execution of XARM observations and the analysis of data. She/he will serve as a deputy to the XARM Project Scientist and/or the NASA Athena Study Scientist.
Candidates with experience utilizing X-ray spectroscopy techniques or X-ray surveys to conduct research on active galaxies, clusters of galaxies, or other cosmic X-ray sources should apply. U.S. citizenship is required. A Ph.D. degree is highly desirable. This is an early career position: the appointment is for a GS-12/13 position with salary commensurate with the applicant’s past experience.
Interested applicants should send a CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. Robert Petre at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2017. Additional application material will be required through the USAJobs website; the USAJobs posting of this position is anticipated for December 2017.
NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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