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Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Deputy Project Scientist
Posted: April 25, 2016 | NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | WWW
Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Deputy Project Scientist

The Observational Cosmology Laboratory of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center invites expressions of interest in a position as a civil service research astrophysicist in the area of dark energy or cosmological research. The successful candidate will join the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project as a Deputy Project Scientist. Experience with observational or theoretical research on dark energy and/or the structure and evolution of the universe using galaxy shape and redshift surveys, galaxy cluster surveys or supernova monitoring is desired. It is expected that the incumbent will carry out a program of scientific research relevant to the WFIRST science objectives, publish in the refereed literature and lead or contribute to proposals for new scientific investigations.

Desired qualifications include a PhD degree and a scientific publication record in astrophysics, physics and/or astronomical instrumentation. Interest at the junior or senior level is welcomed; the appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the successful applicant's experience.

Letters of interest, including a CV, list of publications and a statement of scientific interests, plus 3 letters of reference should be sent electronically to Jonathan P. Gardner, jonathan.p.gardnernasa.gov; phone: 301-286-3938. Additional application materials will be required to complete the process; interested candidates should contact Dr. Gardner prior to the deadline.

The successful candidate will be employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an agency of the U.S. Government, at a salary scale commensurate with education and experience. NASA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a diversity of candidates is sought. U.S. citizenship is required.

Included Benefits: This U.S. government civil service position includes a generous package of benefits. Information on salary, health insurance and retirement benefits is available from the Office of Personnel Management website: www.opm.gov, and from the USAJobs website, www.usajobs.gov.

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