NASA Large Mission Instrumentation Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Department Name: 
Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory
Street Line 1: 
Code 667
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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, patricia.t.boyd@nasa.gov; 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.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$117191.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$166500.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Appointment will be at the GS-14 or GS-15 level, depending on experience.
Included Benefits: 

This U.S. government civil service position includes a generous package of benefits. Information on salary, health insurance and retirement benefits is available from the Office of Personnel Management website: www.opm.gov, and from the USAJobs website, www.usajobs.gov.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 10, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Patricia T. Boyd
Title: 
Chief, Lab for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics
Institution/Company: 
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Department Name: 
Code 667
City: 
Greenbelt
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
20771
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
301-286-2550
Email: 
padi.boyd@nasa.gov
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Patricia T. Boyd
Subject: 
Large Mission Instrumentation Scientist
Email: 
padi.boyd@nasa.gov