Job Opening: Senior Scientist for Astrobiology at NASA Headquarters, Washington DC

NASA leads the world in astrobiology research and exploration and is preparing for the discovery of life elsewhere by nurturing multidisciplinary research, by developing exciting space missions to explore habitable worlds, and by cooperating with partners nationally and internationally for the benefit of humankind. Astrobiology is a scientific discipline devoted to the study of life in the universe—its origin, evolution, future, and distribution.

This appointment will be for a period of up to six years under the NASA Excepted Hiring Authority (NEX) and is open only to U.S. citizens.

The incumbent serves as the agency’s senior leader in astrobiology, leading efforts from NASA Headquarters to ensure significant progress is made in astrobiology. This position will ensure coordination and collaboration across SMD divisions and between research programs and mission planning.

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To be considered for this position, please submit application materials by January 31, 2023.