Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research

Announcements are periodically made on the NASA GISS employment opportunities page for specific postdoctoral research opportunities at our New York City location, usually through Columbia University and ether its Center for Climate Systems Research or Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. These opportunities (and instructions on how to apply) should also be announced on the university's academic recruitment (RAPS) website. Enter "Goddard Institute" or "Center for Climate Systems Research" as keywords in that site's search form.

In addition to these university positions, postdoctoral research at GISS may be available via the following programs:

NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers unique research opportunities to highly talented national and international individuals to engage in ongoing research programs at a NASA center, NASA Headquarters, or NASA-affiliated research institute. These one- to three-year fellowship appointments are competitive and are designed to advance NASA's missions in space science, Earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, and astrobiology.

NPP is currently administered through Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), There are three deadlines per year for submitting applications: Mar. 1, July 1 and Nov. 1. See the ORAU-NPP website for further information.

Research opportunity areas at NASA GISS include: climate studies, Earth observations, cloud studies, ecosystem modeling, land surface and atmospheric hydrology, planetary atmospheres, ocean modeling, and others. For more information, see the NPP catalog and select GISS in the list of centers.

Contact Dr. Emily Michaud for further NPP information specific to NASA GISS.

Other NASA programs for both graduate and postdoctoral fellowships are listed on the Science.NASA website.

Columbia University Earth Institute Fellows

Opportunities at Columbia University for postdoctoral research in the Earth sciences are also available through the Earth Institute Fellows program. The program covers a diverse set of topics, offering opportunities at NASA GISS and at other Columbia units and departments. There is one deadline per year for applications, on or about Oct. 31. Please see their website for more information.

Other Research Opportunities

For general information regarding postdoctoral research openings at NASA GISS through Columbia University, please contact Ms. Xiaoming Haugh, Columbia University, Armstrong Hall, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.

For general information regarding postdoctoral research openings at NASA GISS through other programs, please contact Dr. Emily Michaud, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.

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