CEDAR email: job posting to go live on May 1

McKenzie, David E (MSFC-ST13) david.e.mckenzie at nasa.gov
Fri Apr 28 09:53:09 MDT 2023

Hello CEDAR colleagues,

May I ask for the following vacancy announcement to be posted on the CEDAR site – the URL for the posting goes live on Monday, May 1.

Space Weather Civil Servant Position at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
An exciting Civil Servant position (permanent) is being offered by the Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The selected scientist will conduct research and develop applications in the discipline of Space Weather, joining more than 30 other federal employees, academic staff, and contractors supporting solar physics and space weather science efforts within the Branch, which is part of the Science and Technology Office at MSFC. MSFC has significant strengths in suborbital missions for heliophysics, advanced propulsion development (including solar sails), in-house development of scientific camera systems, and numerous calibration and testing facilities. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to gain experience in the operation of the Low Energy Electron and Ion Facility (LEEIF), utilized for the development, test, and calibration of charged particle instruments.
This Research Astrophysicist position will be offered for researchers and technical authorities in Heliophysics and Space Weather (ionospheric/thermospheric/magnetospheric responses to solar and solar-wind inputs), with emphasis on the analysis of current data sets and the development of new measurement and observational techniques. The selected candidate will participate as a Principal or Co-Investigator for future investigations in Space Weather, with responsibility for leading and directing the work of multidisciplinary teams of scientists. The candidate will have opportunities to lead the development of research proposals for new activities, execute funded projects, and share accomplishments through conference participation and appropriate peer-reviewed literature.

Formal announcement of the position will go live on USAJobs at URL https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/722522000 on May 1, 2023, and remain open until May 12. Grade level is expected to be GS-14 or GS-15, dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Applications are only accepted through the USAJobs portal. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. David McKenzie, david.e.mckenzie at nasa.gov<mailto:david.e.mckenzie at nasa.gov>, 256-961-7896.

David E. McKenzie, PhD
Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch, ST13
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL 35812
Ph: +1-256-961-7896

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