NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center seeking numerical modeler with strong background in theoretical plasma physics

Job Summary

Scientific / Technical Staff
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Solar Physics Laboratory
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Solar Physics Laboratory (SPL) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is seeking to hire a scientist with expertise in advanced numerical modeling techniques & theoretical plasma physics. A background in solar physics or related field is a plus but not required. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in developing plasma physics related numerical codes. The selectee will participate in or lead science efforts to develop and/or enhance the capability of numerical solar models. A strong background in theoretical plasma physics is highly desirable. The selectee will also play an active role in the science support of mission development efforts. The candidate should be comfortable working in a team environment and, depending on career stage, be able to independently conceive and pursue funded investigations. SPL has a wide variety of state-of-the-art numerical codes that model, for example, the corona, solar wind, active regions, and solar explosions/eruptions on all scales, including flares & nanoflares. Physical processes such as magnetic reconnection, particle acceleration, and flux emergence are especially important. This is a US Government Civil Servant position, so applicants are required to be US citizens. While individuals with a Ph.D. in a related field plus experience beyond completion of their degree are preferred, all candidates with the above-mentioned scientific background/technical skills will be considered. The duty station will be at GSFC in Greenbelt, MD. We support on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position. GSFC has a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and candidates from underrepresented groups are welcomed. The position announcement is expected to be released on on about Jan. 20, 2023. The vacancy will only be open to applications for up to 5 days. For questions, send email to [email protected]

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$106,823USD to $164,102USD
Included Benefits

Standard federal employee benefits package including heath insurance, pension, 401k, annual and sick leave (see for more details). 

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2022 Dec 20
Application Deadline
2023 Jan 24


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