NASA Postdoctoral Program – Application Deadline November 1, 2021

Employer
NASA / USRA
Location
United States
Closing date
Nov 1, 2021

Job Details

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) supports NASA’s goal to expand scientific understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live.

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.

Engage in NASA research in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and operations, space bioscience, and astrobiology.


Details

  • Annual stipends start at $60,000, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and certain degree fields
  • Annual travel budget of $10,000
  • Relocation allowance
  • Financial supplement for health insurance purchased through the program
  • Appointments renewable for up to three years
  • Approximately 90 Fellowships awarded annually

Available Fields of Study

  • Aeronautics, Aeronautical or Other Engineering
  • Astrobiology
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Heliophysics Science
  • Interdisciplinary/Other
  • Planetary Science
  • Technology Development

Available NASA Centers

  • Ames Research Center
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • Glenn Research Center
  • Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Johnson Space Center
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Langley Research Center
  • Marshall Space Flight Center
  • NASA Astrobiology Program
  • NASA HQ
  • Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
  • Stennis Space Center
  • Wallops Flight Facility

NOTE: Not all centers participate in every application round...please refer to the website for current opportunity locations.

Eligibility

  • US citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents and foreign nationals eligible for a J-1 visa as a Research Scholar
  • Recent and Senior-Level PhD recipients

Application Deadlines

Three each year - March 1, July 1, and November 1

To learn more about specific opportunities and to apply, please visit https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/

Questions: npphelp@usra.edu

Company

USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers - on schedule and within budget. Applicants should apply to the posting at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ and must include a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vita with list of relevant publications, a brief (maximum three pages) 5-year research plan, and a list of three references. Requested materials must be received by August 1, 2014. Additional information on current research and facilities at the LPI can be found on our website at www.lpi.usra.edu. The Universities Space Research Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Telephone
410 740 6207
Location
7178 Columbia Gateway drive
Columbia
MD
21046
US

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