NASA is looking for experienced scientists to join the staff as Program Scientists in the Planetary Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. NASA Announcement Number: HQ18C0015.

A program scientist:

- Performs a range of scientific program planning duties. Takes responsibility for the science content of flight mission programs or projects to carry out Science Mission Directorate (SMD) investigations. Develops, reviews, and provides recommendations for proposed program requirements, expected results, and budgetary estimates. Establishes methods and procedures to reduce program costs. Provides expert advice to management on strategic planning and program development. Presents issues and proposes solutions to NASA senior management.

- Manages research elements within a broad Research and Analysis (R&A) Program. Develops solicitations and evaluate research proposals. Initiates and monitors research contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Provides technical decisions, advice, and consultations affecting the planning, management, coordination, and critical problems related to safety, costs, and economics of Division Programs. Provides advice on measurement and instrumentation related to space science investigations. Establishes validity criteria for studies.

- Represents scientific disciplines to NASA senior management and serves as an advocate for the communities’ scientific interest.

Applications will be accepted only through Interested scientists should familiarize themselves with and begin to develop their resume and application within the system. To apply, see when the job opens on January 2, 2018.