The Planetary Environments Lab (PEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD is seeking an instrument scientist, with an emphasis on mass spectrometry, for a civil servant position opening. The candidate must have expertise in a variety of mass spectrometry techniques, with experience in the development, testing, and implementation of current and next generation mass spectrometer techniques. The PEL has developed mass spectrometers and sampling systems for a variety of planetary missions, including: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) on the Curiosity rover, MOMA on the ExoMars rover, MAVENNGIMS, Cassini-Huygens GCMS, Cassini INMS, LADEENMS, and is presently developing mass spectrometers for lunar missions and the mass spectrometer on the Dragonfly mission to Titan.

A full vacancy announcement, which contains further information including qualification requirements and application instructions, will be posted to on May 18, and remain open for Five (5) days.