Moon-to-Mars Space Weather Analyst 


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Heliophysics Science Division is seeking a space weather
analyst for its Moon-to-Mars (M2M) Space Weather Analysis Office, which provides space weather information
to NASA exploration missions utilizing models and software transitioned from the Community
Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC). The main goal of the M2M Office is to support NASA’s
Space Radiation Analysis Group (SRAG) at Johnson Space Center with human space exploration
activities by providing novel capabilities to characterize the space radiation environment. M2M
works as the proving grounds and testbed for the capabilities that will eventually transition to
operational agencies. M2M also supports NASA robotic missions with space weather
assessments and anomaly analysis support. The team provides coverage 7 days a week for 8
hours/day. During critical phases of human exploration activities (average of 30 days per year),
the selected individual may work evenings or overnight shifts.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a field of physical sciences      
- Excellent communication, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
- Willingness to learn new skills
- Ability to work quickly and accurately on time sensitive tasks
- Experience with scientific data analysis

The selected candidate will work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
This position is funded by NASA through the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space
Environment Research (PHaSER) cooperative agreement (
and-research/phaser/).  Employment will be through one of the six PHaSER partner institutions.
All PHaSER institutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Please be aware that applicants need not have all the desired skills and experience to be
considered for this position. We support on-the-job training for any additional skills or
knowledge that become relevant to the position.

The position is full-time for a probationary period of one year with possibility of renewal for
subsequent years. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  U. S. citizenship
or permanent residency status is required.

Specific questions about these positions may be addressed to Dr Yaireska Collado-Vega at

To apply, submit the following by January 15, 2024:

- A cover letter describing background, qualifications, scientific interests, and experience
relevant to the Space Weather Analyst position (no more than two pages);
- A full curriculum vitae (CV) - detailing education, research experience, publications,
awards, software experience and other skills/accomplishments.

Email all documents, preferably in a single pdf file, to, with the subject
line ‘Space Weather Analyst Job Application’.

Postdoctoral position in solar physics at NASA GSFC

A postdoctoral position in solar physics is available at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to perform scientific research using data from the Spectral Imaging of the Coronal Environment (SPICE) instrument on Solar Orbiter (SO). SPICE is an extreme-ultraviolet imaging spectrometer that enables the characterization of temperature, density, flow, and elemental composition in the solar upper atmosphere. The postdoc will work with other researchers at Goddard to analyze and interpret SPICE data in combination with data from other SO instruments and heliophysics missions to study the complex dynamic connection between the Sun and inner heliosphere. The postdoc will also participate in SPICE observational planning, calibration, and assisting the community in the use of SPICE data. The successful candidate will be involved in national and international collaborations, and will be expected to publish in leading journals and present results at conferences and workshops.

Required qualifications include (1) a PhD in space physics or related area of physical science, math, or engineering; (2) excellent communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; and (3) willingness to learn new skills.  Additional, desired qualifications include (a) expertise in study of the solar atmosphere; (b) expertise in analyzing spectroscopy data; (c) experience with scientific data analysis; and (d) experience with IDL and/or python.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The position is open to U. S. citizens, residents, and foreign nationals from non-designated countries.

The appointment is for 2 years, with a start date determined by mutual agreement.  Employment will be through one of the six member institutions of the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space Environment Research (PHaSER), all of which are Equal Opportunity Employers.  Please visit the PHaSER web site for information on the PHaSER partner organizations: .  Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Brosius ( or Dr. Robert Robinson ( to discuss this opportunity and address any inquiries.

To apply, please email the following items, preferably in a single pdf, to, with the subject line “SPICE Postdoc Application” by December 15, 2023:

  1. A cover letter describing background, qualification, experience relevant to the position, and scientific interest with regards to SPICE (no more than two pages).
  2. A full curriculum vitae (CV) that details education, research experience, publications, presentations, awards, software experience, and other skills.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.