Job Opportunity: Planetary Scientist (AST, Planetary Studies), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Job Title: Planetary Mission Research Scientist (AST, Planetary Studies)
Department: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Job Announcement Number: JS16D0071
Open Period: October 6-26, 2016
Salary Range: $95,343.00 to $123,951.00 / Per Year

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, seeks to fill a Planetary Scientist civil service position. This position is included within a broad 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. For this position, we seek a Planetary Scientist with expertise in Mars-related research and mission science. This emphasis includes, but is not limited to, studies of astromaterials and/or analogs; generation and/or interpretation of Mars landed or remotely-sensed mission datasets; experimental studies of martian atmospheric, surficial, and/or interior processes; 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, and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions, especially those to Mars. Contributions to other ARES enterprises, such as research that advances curation knowledge for Mars sample return or the formulation of eventual human-crewed missions to Mars would also be strongly encouraged; JSC is the home of NASA human spaceflight.

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. Please go to:

to apply for this position. Applications will be accepted from 6 to 26 October 2016. We anticipate filling the position at the GS-13 level ($95,343-123,951, see…/…/salary-tables/16Tables/html/HOU.aspx) at a starting date to be negotiated. Interested parties may direct informal 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.

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