Life Detection Scientist

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Current state: Review
Department: Astrochemistry Laboratory
City: Greenbelt
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Contact Person: Dr. Natasha M. Johnson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Application Due Date: Wednesday, May 17 2023
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The Astrochemistry Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking a full-time research scientist specializing in life detection science who would work to connect theories of life and biological search patterns to measurable parameters and contribute to future mission concepts. The successful candidate will work closely with life detection instrument technology developers to conceive of measurement approaches that are well connected to fundamental, robust theories or models of biology and life signatures. This research position entails developing productive collaborative relationships, leading ground-breaking research, and providing input into future mission/instrument design. This is a GS-13/14 level civil servant position located at NASA-Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland near Washington, DC. As a government position, individuals must have US citizenship at time of application.

A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification requirements and application instructions, will be posted on May 4 and remain open for two weeks. The period that the announcement is open is due to the type of hiring authority and not a reflection of the openness of the position.