Job Opportunity: JSC Planetary Scientist Position

Dear all, herewith the formal announcement of our upcoming Planetary Scientist hire. Please disseminate far and wide.

The Astromaterials Research Office, part of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division of the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center, announces a Planetary Scientist civil service position. This position is included within a specialty that involves study of the origin, composition, structure, and evolution of the bodies of the solar system, including the planets and their satellites, the Earth and Moon, meteorites, asteroids, comets, and dust. The selectee will establish a research program in the study of the origin and evolution of our solar system and its rocky planetary bodies. This emphasis includes, but is not limited to, studies of astromaterials such as interplanetary dust particles, meteorites, lunar samples, and materials from sample-return missions (Genesis, Stardust), as well as studies of the origin and evolution of planetary bodies from remote-sensing and mission data. Areas of expertise sought include, but are not limited to: geochronology, high-resolution analytical studies, mineralogy, isotope and elemental geochemistry and mass spectrometry, experimental and laboratory studies, analysis and interpretation of mission data, or combinations of these.  The successful candidate will be expected to support their research program by attracting funds through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs such as Solar System Workings, Emerging Worlds, Data Analysis Programs, Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples and/or through involvement in NASA missions.

All candidates must use the website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. The position number is JS15D0019, and applications will be accepted starting 30 March and closing 20 April, 2015. The position will be filled at the GS-13 level ($94,106-122,336) at a starting date to be negotiated. Interested parties may direct inquiries to Dr. David Draper, Manager, Astromaterials Research Office, A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the site, prepared by JSC Human Resources, will be provided upon request.


David S. Draper, Ph.D. /<>
Manager, Astromaterials Research Office
NASA Johnson Space Center, Mail Code XI3
2101 NASA Parkway, Houston TX 77058<>