USA Jobs. The place to look for and apply to jobs in the federal government, including civil servant positions at different NASA centers:

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NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)
NASA solicits applications from excellent early career researchers to the NPP. Deadlines are generally November 1, March 1, and July 1 of every year, though specific programs and opportunities may not be available at every deadline. Please use this webpage to search existing opportunities and do not hesitate to reach out to the advisors for more information:

Special note: as of January 29, 2022, the administration of the NPP switched from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

NASA Pathways Internship Program
If you have a passion for our mission and feel the calling to change the history of humanity, the Pathways Internship Program is a great way for you to launch your career with NASA. We strategically hire our Pathways Interns based on long-term potential and alignment with NASA’s future workforce needs. Specializing in multi-semester experiences, the Pathways Internship Program prepares you for a career at NASA and offers a direct pipeline to full-time employment at NASA upon graduation.

Don’t forget to check out for all of NASA’s internship opportunities!

Current Job Opportunities

Research Fellowship at IAPS INAF (Rome, Italy) on Bepi Colombo/SERENA Data Handling
Selection procedure by qualifications and possible interview for the assignment of one research grant on the topic “BepiColombo/SERENA experiment: data handling and archiving, development of Graphycal User Interface tools for data analysis”, of the duration of one year, based on project “BepiColombo/SERENA”. This opportunity closes on September 12, 2022. (in Italian and English)

Research Fellowship at IAPS INAF (Rome, Italy) on Spectroscopy of Planetary Surfaces
Selection procedure by qualifications and possible interview for the assignment of one research grant on the topic “Spectroscopy of planetary surface using remote sensing data and laboratory data”, of the duration of one year, entitled: “Spectroscopy of planetary surface using remote sensing data and laboratory data” based on projects “Dawn, ExoMars, TRIS”. This opportunity closes on September 21, 2022. (in Italian and English)

Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Planetary Science at Georgia Institute of Technology
The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. We invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements the strengths of our ongoing planetary, space, and astrobiology research. The ideal candidate will bridge connections with other solid Earth geoscience programs here and to ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, Earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.

An earned doctorate in Planetary Science of a related field is required before start of employment. For more details and to apply please visit:

Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2022 but the search will continue until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

Lecturer in Planetary Sciences, University of Leicester
The University of Leicester School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to make an academic appointment at Lecturer (Grade 8) level with a focus on Planetary Science and/or Planetary Science-related Space Instrumentation and/or technology research. As a Lecturer on a teaching and research contract, the post holder will become a leading member of the Planetary Science research group of the School of Physics and Astronomy and will make significant contributions to the delivery of our high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate teaching programmes. Advert closes midnight on: 12 October 2022. Interviews are anticipated to take place in early December 2022. For details please go to:

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Emma Bunce ( and Professor Tim Yeoman (

NASA Bridge Program Assistant Director (a NASA Postdoctoral Management Program Fellowship)
Note: This opportunity is available only to those applicants who have had at least one year of experience as an NPP Fellow or the equivalent. The Science Mission Directorate Bridge Program is a new initiative designated to boost diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within the NASA workforce and within the U.S. science and engineering community. It aims to increase engagement and partnering between Minority-Serving Institutions, other PhD granting Universities, and NASA Centers with a focus on paid research and engineering studentships at participating institutions to transition science and engineering students from undergraduate studies into graduate schools and employment by NASA.

The successful NPMP applicant will play a critical and powerful role in the design and implementation of this program. Proposals in response to this opportunity should include a research element to perform a relevant investigation on topics related to STEM diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from individuals with PhDs in any NASA SMD science area, STEM higher education, anthropology or sociology. For more information:

Deadline to apply: November 1, 2022 at 6 pm eastern

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policy-making while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policy-making process. The benefits of being a fellow are numerous and include a stipend, a yearlong series of professional development workshops, access to the STPF fellows’ network, professional opportunities for leadership and science communication, and more. Applicants must hold a doctoral-level degree in a qualified discipline or a MS in engineering and have three years of professional engineering experience prior to application, and must be U.S. citizens. Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are due on November 1, 2022. For more information, please visit their website:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Cornell University
The Astronomy Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We encourage candidates who demonstrate outstanding research and commitment to teaching and community development within any area of astronomy and astrophysics to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation to:

The target start date is July 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Call for Applications for the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP)
On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announces the call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP) beginning in the fall of 2023. The NHFP supports postdoctoral scientists performing independent research that contributes to NASA Astrophysics (see for more information). The research may be theoretical, observational, and/or instrumental. The NHFP is open to applicants of any nationality who have or will have completed all  requirements for their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2019 in astronomy, physics or related disciplines. We anticipate to offer 24 fellowships this year. Applications are due Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7 pm EDT. Letters of reference are due Thursday, November 10, 2022. (Note: the applications are due one week before the letters.) Offers will be made in early February 2023.

Staff Scientist Position in Geochemistry/Cosmochemistry at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, DC
The Earth & Planets Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution for Science (Washington, DC campus) invites applications for a staff scientist in geochemistry/cosmochemistry at any career stage. Carnegie staff scientists hold 12-month salaried appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. Carnegie Science is committed to creating an environment that supports belonging and inclusive excellence. We seek applicants with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that will enhance our current strengths and approaches to investigate the origin and evolution of Earth and other rocky planets. Specific disciplines of interest include, but are not limited to, radiogenic or stable isotope geochemistry, with an emphasis on lab-based techniques. Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website,, will be considered. Any questions regarding this position or the application process should be directed to the search committee chair, Anat Shahar ( Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Fellowship at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC
The Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), a division of the Carnegie Institution for Science, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships at its campus in Washington, DC. Multiple positions are available. EPL scientists engage in observational, experimental and theoretical research in fields including astronomy, cosmochemistry, data science, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geodynamics, geophysics, mineral physics, planetary science, physics and chemistry of materials, and volcanology. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration with multiple research areas on campus is encouraged. Applications are due by November 17, 2022. More information about our research and facilities can be viewed at Apply online at Address any questions to

Post-doctoral Scholarship (2 years) in modeling Plasma Interactions with Planetary Bodies
The Department of Physics at Umea University in Sweden is offering a post-doctoral scholarship in modeling plasma interaction with planetary bodies. The scholarship is full-time for two years and the start date will be 15 February, 2023, or by agreement. The aim of our project is to advance our current understanding on the kinetic interaction between the solar wind and planetary bodies of different sizes and characteristics with the main focus on atmospheric evolution using a hybrid model of plasma. Application deadline is 1 December 2022. For more information, please see the job advertisement:

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Astrobiology, York University
The Division of Natural Science (NATS) in the Faculty of Science at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a tenure-track appointment in Astrobiology at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence July 1, 2023. NATS specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science students. The successful candidate must demonstrate dedication to a teaching-focused position and will be expected to teach undergraduate general education science courses to non-science students. The successful candidate will be expected to provide creative leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation.

The application deadline is December 1, 2022. This position includes a competitive pension and benefits package. For more details about applying and the job, please visit: