Program Scientist Job Openings at NASA Headquarters

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
NASA Headquarters
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

NASA is looking for experienced scientists to join the staffs as Program Scientists in the Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and Earth Science divisions of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.  

A Program Scientist: 

  • Performs a range of scientific program planning duties. Takes responsibility for the science content of flight mission programs or projects to carry out Science Mission Directorate (SMD) investigations. Develops, reviews, and provides recommendations for proposed program requirements, expected results, and budgetary estimates. Establishes methods and procedures to reduce program costs. Provides expert advice to management on strategic planning and program development. Presents issues and proposes solutions to NASA senior management.
  • Manages research elements within a broad Research and Analysis (R&A) Program. Develops solicitations and evaluate research proposals. Initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Provides technical decisions, advice, and consultations affecting the planning, management, coordination, and critical problems related to safety, costs, and economics of Division Programs. Provides advice on measurement and instrumentation related to space science investigations. Establishes validity criteria for studies.
  • Represents scientific disciplines to NASA senior management and serves as an advocate for the communities' scientific interest.

These positions are being filled at the GS/14-15 level (salary range $112,021 - $161,900). 

Applications will be accepted only through

  • Schedule: Open January 2, 2018, to January 31, 2018.
  • NASA Announcement Number: HQ18C0015.
  • Interested scientists should familiarize themselves with and begin to develop their resume and application within the system 

To apply, see when the job opens on January 2, 2018

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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