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APPLICATION PERIOD: 06/04/2021 to 06/08/2021

The Cryospheric Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is looking for a sea ice remote sensing civil servant scientist.  Candidates with a background in any aspect of sea ice remote sensing (observations, such as passive microwave, optical, or altimetry studies; data-model integration; interdisciplinary studies such as sea ice-atmosphere-ocean connections) are encouraged to consider applying.

The mission of the Cryospheric Sciences Lab ( is to advance our understanding of Earth's cryosphere and its relationship to other elements of the global climate system.  You will join a group of ~30 scientists who design, collect, use, and integrate remote sensing data products to achieve this mission.  We use ground-based, airborne, and space-borne data sets to characterize and understand the ongoing changes in Earth's polar regions.

Applicants must be US citizens, and the position can be filled by either an early-career scientist at the GS-13 level (within 5 years of earning your highest degree) or mid-career scientist at the GS-14 level (6 or more years beyond the terminal degree).  Applicants are encouraged to collect transcripts and other required materials (research statement) owing to this short (5 day) window to apply; see link above to apply.  This position is located in Greenbelt MD, and relocation support is available.

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The Cryospheric Sciences Lab regularly hosts interns and science who work on a range of projects with our scientists.  The NASA intern program lists current opportunities for research internships within Code 615.  Interns range from the high school level up to graduate students and anywhere in between, and typically last for two months.  If you don’t see a research opportunity that fits your interest, consider reaching out to a lab member.

The NASA Post-Doctoral Research program provides two-year appointments for in-depth research with scientists in Code 615.  If you are interested in a potential post-doctoral research project, please reach out to a civil servant in Code 615 to begin that process.

In addition, the Cryospheric Sciences Lab regularly hosts visiting researchers who can benefit from close collaboration with lab members.  Potential visiting researchers should reach out to the Code 615 Lab Chief Dr. Tom Neumann.