NASA Job Opening in Laboratory Astrochemistry

A NASA civil-servant position is anticipated for early 2018 in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Astrochemistry Laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland. The work will be in the Cosmic Ice group on problems relevant to low-temperature, low-pressure chemical changes and physical
properties related to solar-system and interstellar materials. The successful candidate will have laboratory experience in cryogenic, vacuum, and infrared spectral measurements, preferably some familiarity with radiation-chemical or photochemical studies. Duties in this research position will include investigating astrochemical problems connected to NASA missions and projects.

Applicant should have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, physics, or a closely related field, with post-doctoral experience desired. Good oral and written communications skills are required.

It is anticipated that this position will be at the GS-13 level or, depending on the applicant’s qualifications, GS-14. Interested persons should watch for the official announcement, with additional details, on the USAJOBS website. US citizenship at the time of the application is a
requirement for this position.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jason Dworkin ([email protected]), Reggie Hudson ([email protected]), or Perry Gerakines
([email protected]).

See the Cosmic Ice Laboratory’s website at for information on the group’s recent work.