The Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center invites expressions of interest in a position as a civil service research astrophysicist in the area of stellar and/or exoplanetary observations and technology development for future large strategic NASA missions. The successful candidate will carry out a research program related to stellar and/or exoplanetary science and exoplanet technology development for either current or future large space telescopes including HST, JWST, and WFIRST. In addition, the successful candidate will support new mission development by contributing science cases, exploring scientific trades, and/or leading new technology development for planned and potential large strategic missions or probes prioritized by the 2020 Decadal Survey.
Desired qualifications include a PhD degree and a scientific publication record in astrophysics, physics and/or astronomical instrumentation. Interest at the junior or senior level is welcomed; the appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience.
Letters of interest, including a CV, list of publications and a statement of scientific interests should be sent electronically to Padi T. Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 301-286-2550. In addition, a complete application must also be submitted through USAJobs; those responding to this advertisement will be given instructions. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Boyd prior to the deadline.
The successful candidate will be employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an agency of the U.S. Government, at a salary scale commensurate with education and experience. NASA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a diversity of candidates is sought. U.S. citizenship is required for this position.