Employment Opportunities in the GMAO

Civil Service Opportunities

Civil Service Opportunities at GMAO will be listed when they are available.

SSAI

Science Systems and Applications, Incorporated (SSAI) provides scientific and technical support for the GMAO's development activities and production systems. Support positions are announced via SSAI's web site, when they are available.

GESTAR

The Goddard Earth Sciences, Technology and Research (GESTAR) institute is supported through a collaborative agreement between NASA GSFC and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). About 20 staff employed by USRA and its partners in GESTAR are based in the GMAO. GESTAR scientists contribute to GMAO’s research and development activities, with funding partly through our core mission and partly through competed proposals. GMAO is presently recruiting for a number of two-year positions through GESTAR. Details of the positions and the application process can be found on USRA’s web site: https://usracareers.silkroad.com/usraext/EmploymentListings.html. The positions open are:

  • 213-640: Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean modeling with GEOS-5 (Oceanographer)
  • 214-640: Constituent transport in GEOS-5
  • 215-640: High-resolution physics modeling
  • 216-640: Energy and moisture balance in reanalyses
  • 217-640: OSSEs for wind
  • 218-640: Carbon-cycle data assimilation and modeling
  • 219-640: Land: dynamic vegetation; carbon-nitrogen modeling and analysis
  • 224-640: Earth System Modeling and Analysis
  • 225-640: Ultra-high-resolution constituent modeling

GMAO is also offering a "Distinguished Earth System Fellowship" through GESTAR, intended to support tenured faculty who wish to spend a prolonged period visiting the GMAO to contribute to the development and application of our Earth System Modeling and Analysis tools. Interested parties should collaborate with senior GMAO staff to develop a two-page research proposal, which is to be included as part of the application package.

NPP Post-Docs

NASA's Postdoctoral Program (NPP) is a NASA-wide opportunity for researchers who have recently obtained their PhD. GMAO staff welcome enquiries from potential NPP applicants who would like to propose research in any area of Earth System science using the GEOS modeling and analysis system.