Planetary Scientist Opening – NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

This is an informal heads-up announcement.

The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center anticipates filling a Planetary Scientist civil service position within the next several weeks. The candidate will fill a project scientist position for the Space Launch System (SLS), providing relevant expertise on Solar System destinations for human and robotic exploration. The candidate will also become a part of the MSFC Planetary Science group, focused on geologic investigation of planets, asteroids, and/or moons. We are especially interested in adding capability in remote sensing of solid surfaces to complement our existing expertise in geochronology and geophysics. The candidate is also expected to bring or build a strong independent scientific research program through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions.

All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. We anticipate filling the position at the GS-13 level with a starting date in mid-2016. We will announce the formal job posting data when it is available. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Barbara Cohen, MSFC Planetary Sciences, barbara.a.cohen@nasa.gov, 256-961-7566.

A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site will be provided upon request.