NASA Program Scientists tackle a wide variety of challenges. These include: developing, operating, and maintaining Research & Analysis grants programs; serving as the Headquarters scientific lead for one or more Planetary Science missions; and helping implement and communicate the Planetary Science Division’s strategic goals. Program scientists can have substantial influence on strategic planning and can help shape the long-term scientific direction of missions and programs that they oversee.
The Planetary Science Division (PSD) anticipates hiring one or more new program scientists, either as civil or through a detail or the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). More information on both types of positions can be found at https://science.nasa.gov/about-us/job-opportunities.