Status Report

NASA Research Position at GSFC

By SpaceRef Editor
June 3, 2012
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The Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking a researcher to provide expertise in new capabilities for modeling the interactions between the solar wind and the Moon and other near-airless bodies, transport and trapping of lunar volatiles, volatile sources and losses, and plasma/surface interactions. In addition to research, you will provide expertise in associated planetary and exploration robotic missions and instrument development projects. You will participate in preliminary and critical design reviews and develop and defend instrument and mission requirements. You will be called on to demonstrate strong teaming capability applied to the solution of relevant problems. Missions that you could support include the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and future lunar and planetary projects of the SSED.

A PhD in a relevant field of Physics or Astronomy is preferred. Candidates must have experience modeling solar wind/plasma interactions with the surface and near surface environments of the Moon and other solar system bodies. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. U.S. citizenship required. To view the full vacancy announcement go to:

For information about the research program, please contact

Robert MacDowall 301-286-2608

NASA GSFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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