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 Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship program, sponsored by NASA, awards Fellowships to recent Ph.D.s in astronomy, physics, and related disciplines.

Einstein Fellows hold their appointments at a Host Institution in the U.S. for research that is broadly related to the science goals of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos program. This includes high energy astrophysics relevant to Chandra, Fermi, XMM-Newton, and future NASA X-ray missions, cosmological investigations relevant to Planck, WFIRST, or new dark energy missions, and gravitational astrophysics relevant to LISA, Pathfinder and subsequent related missions. The proposed research may be observational, instrumental, theoretical, archival or study sources from these missions at other wavelengths.

The main criterion for proposal selection is the contribution of the proposed program of research to the scientific return of the Physics of the Cosmos missions. The Fellowship duration is three years (subject to review after the second year and to availability of funds from NASA).

Applications for the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Program typically have a deadline in November. Full details of the program and instructions for applicants can be found at:

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.).

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