Scientist for NASA Carbon Cycle & Social-Ecological Research

Scientist for NASA Carbon Cycle & Social-Ecological Research

Description: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), contractor to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Posted: June 12, 2023
Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Job Description: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced scientist to join the NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office in support of meaningful programs in Earth and environmental science research and applications for societal benefit. This is a full-time position working on-site at Goddard Space Flight Center, alongside NASA civil servants and other contractors.

Programs supported include:

The North American Carbon Program
NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System
The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)
NASA’s Carbon Cycle & Ecosystem Focus Area


  • Support the planning, coordination, and implementation of federal carbon cycle and social-ecological research programs.

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to identify research needs and priorities as well as opportunities for collaboration.

  • Conduct scientific literature reviews and synthesize research findings.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement activities, such as workshops, conferences, and meetings.

  • Prepare and present research findings to diverse audiences, including scientific and policy communities.

Qualifications Include:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., environmental science, ecology, atmospheric, terrestrial, or ocean science, sustainability) or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven experience in carbon cycle research, social-ecological systems, or related fields.

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