Job Opportunities at the HEASARC and GSFC

NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA's mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellows work on 1 to 3 year assignments with NASA scientists and engineers at NASA centers and institutes to advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics, engineering,human exploration and space operations, astrobiology, and science management.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellows contribute to our national scientific exploration, confirm NASA's leadership in fundamental research, and complement the efforts of NASA's partners in the national science community.

There are typically 3 NPP opportunities each year, with proposal deadlines of July 1, November 1 and March 1.

The Merged Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan Announcement of Opportunity for 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships (NASA Hubble Fellowship Program)

The Announcement of Opportunity (AO) to apply for the 2018 NASA Hubble Fellowship Program is now available, with applications due Nov. 2, 2017 at 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT.

The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) provides an opportunity for highly qualified recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics. The research will be carried out at United States host institutions chosen by each fellow, subject to a limitation on the numbers of fellows that can be hosted by any one institution at any given time. Please read the AO for complete information and details on applying for a fellowship.

The new NHFP encompasses the areas of astrophysics previously covered by the NASA Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan Fellowships. To continue the legacy of these programs, after their selection, fellows will be named as Einstein, Hubble, or Sagan Fellows, depending on which of the three major NASA Astrophysics science questions most closely aligns with their proposed research.

How does the Universe work? - Einstein Fellows
How did we get here? - Hubble Fellows
Are we alone? - Sagan Fellows

The NHFP is administered for NASA by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), in collaboration with the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) at the California Institute of Technology and the Chandra X-ray Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Important Dates and Websites:

Questions about the NHFP should be addressed to

Scientific Positions in the Mission Guest Observer Facilities and Science Support Centers

From time to time scientists are recruited for support positions in the mission GOFs and SSCs colocated with the HEASARC at GSFC. These positions are in general advertised in the AAS Job Register (q.v.).

HEASARC Home | Observatories | Archive | Calibration | Software | Tools | Students/Teachers/Public

Last modified: Tuesday, 05-Sep-2017 11:07:34 EDT