Note: This is an IPA (Intergovernmental Personnel Act) position. IPA positions permit the temporary assignment of personnel between the Federal Government and state and local governments, colleges and universities, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers, and other eligible organizations. The successful candidate would normally continue as an employee of their home institution or agency while in residence at NASA Headquarters.
This full-time position as Program Scientist for the NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program is
located in the Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The principal
responsibility of this position is to support the Terrestrial Ecology Program Manager in
managing NASA’s research program in this discipline area. The Terrestrial Ecology Program is
part of the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems (CC&E) Focus Area, which is one of the six
interdisciplinary science focus areas that makes up NASA’s Earth Science research and analysis
program. The CC&E Focus Area also includes programs in Ocean Biology and
Biogeochemistry; Land Cover and Land Use Change; and Biodiversity, all of which work
together in implementing a common research vision. This position will add to the Terrestrial
Ecology team at NASA Headquarters which otherwise includes a Program Manager, a Program
Scientist, and occasional support by contract personnel.