CEDAR email: JOB OPENING: Research Astrophysicist in ITM Physics at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Astrid Maute maute at ucar.edu
Mon Jun 10 09:03:28 MDT 2019

From: Douglas Rowland (douglas.e.rowland at nasa.gov)

NASA Goddard’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Heliophysics Science
Division, ITM Physics Laboratory (Code 675), is seeking a highly skilled
individual to provide expertise in the physics of the middle and upper
atmosphere (which may include the ionosphere) and related observation and
analysis techniques. Experience in “data science” techniques (data
assimilation, machine learning, citizen science, data access/visualization
tools) is desirable but not required.

Some of the duties of this position include:

You will apply scientific methods, including defining scientific problems,
planning the approach for study, analyzing data, interpreting results, and
documenting findings.

You will propose for research funding from sources as PI or co-I for
collaborative research. Perform research that is presentable and
publishable; research is at the leading edge of knowledge as defined by the
appropriate research community.

Your research will answer important questions relative to the geospace
system, confirm or modify current thinking or theories and lead to
significant changes in methods, techniques, processes or practices.

You will serve as a team lead for critical scientific problems recognized
as exceptionally difficult. You will provide solution of problems at this
level represent a major scientific advance of national/international

You will serve as a project/mission scientist, deputy project/mission
scientist, team lead, or co-Investigator.

You will perform extensive data analysis with mission data sets, providing
expertise in defining requirements and resolving scientific, project
development, and/or operational issues.

The position is a permanent civil service position at the GS 13-14 level
(suitable for early to mid career scientists), and is open to all US

The duty location is NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

The salary range is $99,172 to $152,352 per year.

The vacancy announcement can be found on USAJOBS:


The application period opens on June 4, 2019, and closes on June 25, 2019.

If you have questions about this position, please contact:

            Douglas Rowland

            Chief, ITM Physics Lab

            NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

            douglas.e.rowland at nasa.gov

            (301) 286-6659
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