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 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: March 1, 2022 at 6 pm eastern

Postdoctoral Position in Exoplanet Geophysics at Brown University
The Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in exoplanet and habitability evolution modeling. Ideal candidates are those with experience in the development and/or modeling of mantle thermochemical evolution on planetary bodies.

The successful applicant will be based in DEEPS and will work with a cross-disciplinary research team in both DEEPS and the Department of Physics to carry out research that integrates models of mantle thermochemical evolution and atmospheric evolution to understand how exoplanets evolve through time.

Interested individuals should have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Geophysics, Physics/Astronomy, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field. A start date by Summer/Fall 2022 is expected, but earlier and later start dates will be considered. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If interested, please send a CV and brief statement of research interests and future research goals that highlights any previous experience with mantle, atmospheric, or exoplanet modeling and analyses to More information on the GHOSST Lab can be found at

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Planetary Sciences at Wesleyan University
The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow position is structured with time devoted to research and teaching, with a teaching load of one course per semester plus organizing the planetary science seminar. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Teaching and research mentoring will be provided by the planetary science faculty.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be encouraged to interact with other faculty, postdocs and students in Planetary Science and to carry out independent research with full access to observational, laboratory and field facilities available. Expertise in Planetary Science includes the geology of Solar System bodies including Venus, Mars, and the Moon, cosmochemistry, planet formation, and exoplanet discovery and characterization. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in planetary science, astronomy, or geology in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a postdoc.

The position has been approved for 3 years, with an initial 1-year appointment with the additional 2 years contingent upon performance. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications received by 4 March 2022 will be given full consideration. Apply through the Wesleyan Online Career Opportunities site here:

Staff Scientist Position at IPAC/Caltech for the Roman Space Telescope
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is a NASA observatory designed to address key questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics. It is slated for launch in the mid-2020’s. The Roman Science Support Center (SSC) at IPAC is a part of the Roman Ground Data System, providing algorithm and software development and data processing for the Galactic Bulge Time Domain, High Latitude Wide Area and the High Latitude Time Domain surveys. In addition, the SSC will support the operations of the Coronagraph Instrument, manage the Roman general and guest investigator proposal solicitations, and provide community support for exoplanet and wide-field spectroscopy science with Roman.

Applications will be considered starting Feb 15 with an application deadline of March 7. Preferred start is date is April or May 2022. Depending on start date, an initial remote working arrangement may be considered for up to six months. For more information and to apply, visit the online Caltech Career Center. Applications will only be accepted via the Caltech website. For more information: