Research Physical Scientist Position (GS-12)

Release Date:

Research Physical Scientist position now open!! Closes 7/17/19


MOLA Color Geologic Map of Mars

Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Color Geologic Map of Mars


Tanaka-Greeley Fellowship (Research Physical Scientist position)

Planetary geologic maps have been funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and published by the USGS since 1961. The USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping Group at the Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, AZ is critically involved in the scientific and technical aspects of geologic mapping process in support of NASA programs. This position is for a Research Physical Scientists to fill the Tanaka-Greeley Fellowship within the USGS Planetary Geologic Mapping Group in Flagstaff, AZ. The position will primarily support the coordination, review, and production of NASA-funded planetary geologic mapping projects by both USGS and non-USGS geologists and space scientists and work closely with USGS scientists, cartographers, and data specialists to develop, establish, and implement best practices and standards. The position will also work both individually and as a team to create original geologic maps of high priority regions of the Moon and Mars in support of USGS and NASA goals. The ideal candidate will have a background in process geology, geologic mapping processes, planetary datasets, Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and the compilation, review, and publication of peer-reviewed scientific products.