Job Opportunity: Planetary Impact Geochemist Position, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Applications are invited for a position at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Laboratory. We are looking for someone with demonstrated capability in geochemical studies of impact event ages and developing scientific requirements for conducting in situ geochemical studies on the surfaces of the moon, planets, planetary satellites, and small bodies. Demonstrated expertise in geologic field studies of terrestrial analogs and conducting in situ and laboratory geochemical studies of physical and chemical characteristics of impact processes on planetary surfaces is required. Previous experience in developing approaches to improve in situ instrumentation and measurement techniques for constraining impact event ages, is required. The incumbent will apply scientific research, mission operations and engineering perspectives to develop unique, new, or improved techniques for planning, designing, and testing of science operational scenarios that feed into the definition of science requirements for future surface mission operations.

To view the full vacancy announcement (open 12/27/17 – 1/11/18) containing additional information, including how to apply, go to

For information about the Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Lab, please contact Lori Glaze (301-614-6466, [email protected]).

U.S. citizenship required. NASA, GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.