The Observational Cosmology 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 far-infrared instrumentation research and development. The successful candidate will lead or contribute to the development of far-infrared astronomical instrumentation for use on space-based telescopes, sub-orbital missions, or ground- or laboratory-based testbeds. In addition, the successful candidate will conduct a program of astronomical research relevant to the science objectives of current or future space telescopes, publish in the refereed literature and lead or contribute to proposals for new scientific investigations.
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, plus 3 letters of reference should be sent electronically to Jonathan P. Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 301-286-3938. In addition, a complete application must also be submitted through USAJobs; those responding to this advertisement with an expression of interest will be given instructions. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Gardner 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.