Employment Opportunities in the GMAO

Civil Service Opportunities

Two Civil Servant positions for the GMAO are open on USAJobs for the period May 11 through May 26, 2016:

  a) Research oceanographer, to work in oceanic data assimilation:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/438582500

  b) Research physical scientist, to work in coupled atmosphere-land-ocean-cryosphere modeling:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/438521800

For each position we are looking for a person with demonstrable accomplishments in scientific research and the ability to contribute substantially to technical developments in a high-performance computing environment. Our work includes both the challenges and the rewards of working in a multi-disciplinary, mission-focused team of about 100 people, focused on the current success and future growth of GMAO's mission in the context of NASA's Earth observations.

Scientific, Technical, and Administrative Support

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.

Research Institutes

Scientists employed by cooperative research institutes contribute to GMAO’s research and development activities, with funding partly through our core mission and partly through competed proposals.

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), with partners including Morgan State University and Johns Hopkins University. About 30 staff employed by USRA and its partners in GESTAR are based in the GMAO. Open positions are announced on the USRA's web site.

The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) is a collaborative agreement between NASA GSFC and the University of Maryland, College Park. Three ESSIC scientists are presently based in the GMAO. Information about ESSIC can be found at: http://essic.umd.edu/joom2/.

Post-Doctoral Opportunities

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.